ETFO collective agreements for DECE bargaining units may include a language assessment for performance evaluation if boards have such strategies. As a general rule, these collective agreements provide that only supervisory officers, contracting entities and assistant adjudicating entities can assess a member of the DECE. As a general rule, they also provide that members of the DECE bargaining unit may not be invited or invited to evaluate another member of the DECE. Collective agreements and the Education Act provide that teachers cannot participate in the evaluation of a DECE member`s performance. The Education Act stipulates that headteachers cannot compel teachers to carry out or participate in such an assessment, whereas the collective language of ETFO normally provides that this is not permissible, whether the teacher agrees or not. ETFO institutions will now work with their respective school boards to negotiate local collective agreements. Although CED results assessment programs have not been made mandatory, several school boards have developed policies or programs to implement an evaluation system. However, some of these mirror elements of the legal system for evaluating teachers are very different. The provisions of the DECE evaluation programs and policies and how they are implemented must be consistent with legislation and all restrictions or requirements in collective agreements for ETFO members. Your collective agreement may also expressly require the Board of Directors to comply with its Vonihm policy.
Attacks on the professionalism and influence of educators in public education (including limiting the rights of educators) have had a negative impact on working and learning conditions in schools and on student outcomes in many parts of the United States. ETFO also represents approximately 3,000 other education professionals – designated Early Childhood Educators (DECEs), Education Support Personnel (ESPS) and Professional Personal Support (PSPs). These are education professionals who have chosen to participate in ETFO and are represented by ETFO when they conduct collective bargaining. During collective bargaining, solidarity among ETFO members is invaluable – the sound of more than 83,000 voices speaking to each other has a strong influence at the negotiating table. Strong expressions of solidarity on the part of ETFO members, particularly during the negotiations, reflect the interaction of the members and the support of the Federation. This often speeds up the negotiation process and improves collective agreements for members.