Because they don't have tenure, all K-12 teachers in East Bay Catholic private schools are required to sign new contracts each year. But this year's contract includes a contentious new clause requiring them to conform to Catholic Church teachings in their personal lives. While private schools are legally allowed to impose religious restrictions, some teachers are unhappy with the addition in a diocese where 18 percent of teachers are not Catholic.
Oakland Diocese Wants Teachers to Conform to Catholic Church Morals
(Courtesy Diocese of Oakland)
Sam Levin, staff writer for the East Bay Express
Mike Brown, director of communication for the Diocese of Oakland