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Saturday, October 18, 2014
Will Your School be Missing a Teacher Soon?
A heads up from a reader (and I have to wonder if this is poor planning/estimation or maybe someone wants the district to look inept):
Pro-sleep Mom said...
I went to the boundary/transportation committee of the
whole meeting on Thursday. A potential bombshell was in the last few
minutes of the meeting. This is the October FTE adjustment- where staff
is moved from under-enrolled to over-enrolled schools. Gatewood was on
the early side of this; there are three rounds and this is the final
round. (Tolley did comment that principals would know their counts and
the implications, and so would not be blindsided; personally, I think
the parents are another story and that this will be really disruptive
for a lot kids.)
Up to 19 schools could be impacted- 7 adds and
12 FTE pulls.Principals will get notice on Friday 10/17; they have a
week to raise the money/ pull carried over funds or whatever by 10/24.
This is per the CBA process- not sure what CBA is- but the timeline is
There was some discussion of the disparity in
impact on poor vs rich schools- and talk about having every school
contribute a % of their fundraising for a pool to be used for situations
like this- but nothing concrete.
If your kid's school has had
big ups or downs in enrollment numbers, you might want to check in with
your principal to see what's up, and mobilize your PTA if necessary.