The Wichita school district may be asking its teachers to not only file grades online, but to also develop detailed lesson plans and talk to each student's parents at least one time per grading period, according to The Wichita Eagle.
Teachers are not happy with the proposal, as they feel they already have enough on their plates and work more hours than other educators, according to the media outlet.
"I understand every parent is concerned about their child, and teachers need to work to keep parents informed. But you can't forget about another group of kids out there, and that's … the children of employees," Greg Jones, who is leading contract talks on behalf of the union, told the news source.
Many schools are now offering an electronic alternative, as some parents can access a website to see how their child is doing academically instead of having to talk to a teacher directly. These websites also provide a place for parents to talk to teachers if they have a question.