We chanced it and won - we hope.
Last year was hellish at school. The principal and AP were just plain ugly to everyone. We had made AYP but by an exception to the rules - literally by one AA boy passing. We were treated to rants than ran 1/2 an hour about how we were salaried exempt employees and he could make us work till midnight and fire us if we refused. Several veteran teachers were told we were horrible teachers that need to get out the business. (I was told I work to hard - so were a couple of other employees.
A teacher at another school filed a complaint about Data Team meetings happening during her planning period. (Data Teams do a good deal of planning so I don't get it.) So they were being very ugly when we asked why they were moved after 3:30 (end of contract time). People were confused about why we can be docked pay for leaving before 3:30 but don't get extra pay for staying for Data Teams after 3:30. Especially because
1. We get paid for sponsoring various after school activities.
2. My first principal at this school was removed - for making people stay after 3:30 among other things.
(Honestly I think the legal issue was so tangled that they didn't understand either - rather than admitting it they snapped heads off)
Well at the end of the year this survey was sent out - electronically. Now bunch of us that are tech smart don't trust these to be truly anonymous. We were fed up and took a chance - gave them the lowest marks possible, and included specific examples.
They told the team leaders they got negative feedback - no joke I don't know one teacher that admits giving them above a 2 on anything. There as been a vast improvement. I'm still documenting violations of the 1st adm. (prayers at meetings, being told "some might not like this but I have testify about X. I moved out of the bible belt - why am I still having to put up with this.
). But they aren't snapping people's heads, if you ask a question. They are being much more pleasant. Also the higher ups have been on campus every couple of days - hopefully they are monitoring the situation and it will continue to do so.