The decision to return full-time face to face on March 1st for grades Y5 – 4 and March 15 for grades 5-12 at Grosse Pointe Public Schools was made solely by the Board of Education and the administration. The Grosse Pointe Education Association was not asked to bargain over this specifically, and has not had any input over when students go back or what mode they go back in.
Teachers have asked to be included in the discussions, and late Thursday, February 12th an offer to meet with Association representatives was extended to the union for the week of February 22nd by District administration. We appreciate the offer and look forward to the meeting.
The union’s paramount concern remains students’ learning conditions and the teachers’ working conditions.
Chris Pratt, President
Grosse Pointe Education Association