What the DCF Does

It’s not just what we do, it’s also how we do it:

  • DCF is a team of professionals putting children first
    • We are committed to reclaiming the promise of public education
    • We are committed to supporting DCSD teachers and staff to help ensure their success
  • Monitors Teacher Evaluation Procedures
    • Due process
    • Complaints against teachers
    • Standards for Instruction
    • Personnel records
  • Advocates for Proper Working Conditions
    • School facilities
    • Year-round, Multi-track Issues
    • Job assignments and equity
    • Transfers
    • Large class assistance
    • Assistance with inclusion
    • The professional responsibilities of a teacher
    • Non-contact days
  • Professional Development
    • Continuing Education classes
    • Development of new programs (ELL Toolbox)
    • CITE and INspirED support
  • Classroom Issues
    • Discipline standards
    • Books and other educational materials
    • Academic standards and their implementation
  • Help with state and federal legislation
    • Testify on educational bills
    • Lobby for K-12 funding
  • Communication with School Board
    • Express teacher concerns
    • Represent teachers at Board of Education meetings
  • National & Local Benefits
    • $1,000,000 Liability insurance
    • Legal assistance from local labor lawyers
    • Scholarships and conventions
    • AFT Plus benefits package