We are still working on language clean ups with central office so as soon as we finalize we will get the MOA out to you. It will be posted 5 days prior to the vote.Unit C negotiations will not begin until after Northborough and Southborough Teachers’ negotiations are completed, so we are looking at a few months from now.Please note there is no such thing as taking a day off unpaid, this could be deemed job abandonment and lead to dismissal and loss of pension. Take your days by checking off the boxes on the forms no-need to explain the reason any further unless you are asking to extend a school vacation or holiday weekend, which is only allowed if approved by the superintendent. If you are denied personal days, and then call in sick on those days, that is very tough to defend.There will be an insurance update in the next few weeks but for now things are looking relatively good for next year. In the spring there will be some meetings to educate people on the differences between Fallon Select and Fallon Direct as there is a price difference and one may be increasing more than the other in the coming year.


Tentative Agreement Reached!

Hi everyone,

Your negotiations team reached a tentative agreement for the 2020-2023 contract. Once the memorandum is written, we will present it to the membership for a reading and vote. This will not take place until soon after holiday break.

There will not be an Association meeting on Monday as we can’t report out on the tentative agreements yet.

Local News, President's Message

Last meeting before negotiations

Good morning,

The Negotiations Team would like to hold one more meeting with the membership on Tuesday December 3rd at 2pm in the Small Theater. They start negotiations on Saturday December 7th so this will be a great opportunity to listen to each other and hear what the team should be fighting to protect, change and add to the contract. Sorry it is on a Tuesday but we hope with enough notice you can plan your extra help accordingly.

We have an Association meeting on Monday December 9th. We will share how negotiations went and hopefully have some Tentative Agreements( which is the items we have agreed on at negotiations).


Panorama Survey from central office

Hi everyone,

We just want to clarify that the surveys emailed from Panorama Surveys regarding the school climate and administration is now in lieu of the Climate Survey done previously by the Labor- Management Committee. We are fortunate that central office wants to be a part of discussions surrounding school climate and culture and have outsourced the survey to a vetted and statistically based company. All schools in the district are taking the same survey. People who have already taken the survey say it only takes a few minutes of your time.  

The results will be shared with the administration, and ARTA is in discussions with central office regarding when and how they will be released to the faculty,  Let us know if you did not receive the survey, or if you encounter any issues while taking the survey.

Local News, President's Message

Don’t forget about Tuesday! We are adding an afternoon session too. Come and share for negotiations.

We want to make sure we hear as many voices as possible, Our first ARTA meeting of the year isn’t until December 2nd and by then the team will have everything ready to go. We start negotiations on December 7th. In the next few weeks the team will be getting all the comments and ideas gathered to share out. We will share it out on a Google Form where you can rank for importance.

Listening Session- Tuesday October 1st- D116 6:45 am and 2pm

This is for both Unit A and Unit C members.

Local News, President's Message

Gearing up for negotiations

We will have a listening session on Tuesday, October 1st at 6:45 am in room D-116. Please come and share your thoughts and let the team know what you want to see in the next contract.

We would like to have 2 committees in preparation of negotiations, please let us know if you would like to join.

Coach’s Stipends Committee- Objective is to streamline the categories of pay and see if we need to arrange the categories to better fit the sports we currently have.

Stipends Committee- Objective is to see what we can do to add stipends, create a hiring process that is reflected in the contract and rearrange stipends for equity and fairness. This includes all stipendiary positions, Extra Curricular, Club Advisor and Department Chair stipends.

Please reach out if you want to join these are open to Unit A and Unit C members.

Local News, President's Message

Calling all clubs that are not currently in the contract.

According to the contract if you would like to add your club to the contracted stipend positions the deadline is Oct 1st. If you would like your club to be considered please write a letter to Sara and ARTA with the reasons why your club should be added to the contract language. Below is the current list in the contract, if your club is not listed and you are a part of the stipend pool ( categories A,B,C payment of usually 300,600,900) and want to try to get added to the list now is the time to do so. In your letter please include years in existence, membership numbers and activities of the club( think if this as your public relations push)

The Negotiations Team will try their best but can’t guarantee it will get listed in the next contract.


Yearbook Advisor, Publication & Business           $4,413$4,501$4,591
Math Team Advisor – Varsity                        $2,954$3,013$3,073
Math Team Advisor – Junior Varsity                 $1,482$1,512$1,542
Sachem Advisor                                     $1,245$1,270$1,296
Senior Class Advisor      2@                         $2,726$2,781$2,837
Junior Class Advisor       2@                       $1,979$2,018$2,059
Sophomore Class Advisor     2@                         $999$1,019$1,039
Freshmen Class Advisor     2@                         $999$1,019$1,039
Student Council – Adv. Council Advisor              $3,513$3,583$3,655
Drama Director                                     $4,438$4,527$4,617
Drama Set Designer                                 $3,551$3,622$3,694
Spring Drama Advisor                               $3,551$3,622$3,694
Musical Director                                   $3,082$3,144$3,207
Musical Drama Producer                             $3,425$3,494$3,564
Musical Set Designer                               $2,740$2,795$2,850
Musical Costume Designer                           $1,027$1,048$1,069
National Honor Society         2@                    $1,496$1,526$1,557
Marching Band Director                             $4,987$5,087$5,188
Marching Band Assistant                            $2,456$2,505$2,555
Marching Band Color Director                       $1,748$1,783$1,819
Detention Hall Supervisor                          $3,230$3,295$3,361
Evening SAT Teachers                               $2,029$2,069$2,111
National Art Society Advisor                       $1,619$1,651$1,684
Harbinger Advisor                                  $4,447$4,536$4,627
Science Club Advisor – Varsity                     $2,340$2,387$2,434
Science Club Advisor – Junior Varsity              $1,748$1,783$1,819
Diversity Awareness Advisor                        $1,748$1,783$1,819
Latin Club Advisor                                 $999$1,019$1,039
Mock Trial Co Advisor                              $999$1,019$1,039
Community Action                                   $1,747$1,782$1,818
DECA Advisor                                       $1,747$1,782$1,818
US Robotics Advisor                                $2,954$3,013$3,073
Best Buddies Program Advisor    2@                    $1,752$1,788$1,823
Tri-M Co-Advisor                                   $1,619$1,651$1,684
Jazz Ensemble Director   2@**                    $3,678$3,752$3,827
Jazz Choir Director                                $3,678$3,752$3,827
SADD Advisors         2@                   $1,452$1,482$1,511
Drama Guild – Boston Globe                         $1,748$1,783$1,819
Model UN Advisor        2@               $1,007$1,027$1,047
Peer Mentoring        2@                             $886$904$922
National Business Honor Society Co- Advisor         $1,619$1,651$1,684
Publications Photography Advisor                   $1,619$1,651$1,684
Web Master                                         $5,003$5,103$5,205
Computer Team Advisor                              $1,734$1,769$1,804
Choreographer                                      $1,006$1,026$1,046
Vocal and Rehearsal Pianist                         $1,713$1,747$1,782
Substitute Caller                                  $3,477$3,547$3,618
Substitute Scheduler
Director of Student Activities                     $1,291$1,317$1,343
Athletic Event Ticket Takers (Per Game)
Athletic Faculty Manager                           $3,227$3,292$3,358
AP Coordinator                                     $2,071$2,112$2,154
Grade 9 Team Leaders                               $1,675$1,708$1,743
PSAT Coordinator                                   $404$412$420
Mentor Co-Coordinator       2@                       $837$854$871
Mentor                                             $554$565$576

Want to get more involved in Association work? Attend an All-President’s Meeting September 14th.

Below is a message from MTA President Merry Najimy- This open to any member(s) who are interested in being more active in ARTA/MTA. More than one person can go so if you are interesting please sign up in the link below.

Because of your organizing through the Fund Our Future campaign, Massachusetts Public Schools have won the largest increase in school funding in decades through the state budget, which was passed this summer. Let’s celebrate, as the teaching and learning conditions of our members and students in the most underfunded districts will be dramatically improved this school year.

But our work is not over yet! This victory came via the budget, not a bill. Additionally, we don’t have significant movement on theCherish Act, which means our higher education members do not yet have the working conditions they need and our higher education students do not have the colleges they deserve. All the while, tuition has increased this year and student debt continues to skyrocket.

At this statewide meeting, we will make plans for the fall to bring the Promise Act home, look ahead to how we will win the Cherish Act, and prepare to keep growing our union power in the post-Janus era by developing an All In blueprint. Again, please join us from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, for the MTA All Presidents’ Meeting .

We encourage each local president to bring a small team of leaders and members, particularly those who have been active in the Fund Our Future campaign. Register Here