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Cleveland Teachers Union to protest at tonight's school board meeting
Union opposes new guidelines for teachers in 23 schools in the district

Lyndsey Schley
Cleveland Teachers Union President David Quolke says his union would be willing to discuss changes with the district.
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The Cleveland Teachers Union plans to bring 1,500 members to tonight’s school board meeting.

Cleveland Teachers Union President David Quolke says the union is upset about new Corrective Action Plans at 23 schools in the district.

Quolke says old plans were thrown out and the new plans could impose penalties if teachers do not follow new guidelines, such as dressing professionally, talking more to parents and even visiting  students' homes.

He says the union would be open to discussing these plans with the district.

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"I think the message you’ll hear from our schools tonight is that we have a lot of good ideas about what we’re doing well and what we need more support on," Quolke says. "So, if the district is willing to take it in that direction, absolutely we’d be willing to listen.

District officials acknowledge they could have involved the teachers more in the plans, but say the union is not taking all the opportunities they have offered to collaborate.

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