Sunday, September 06, 2015

A Reminder To ATRs.



























On Tuesday September 8th you need to report to your assigned school.  Failure to report to your assigned school after 2 days without medical documentation or approved leave may result in your automatic termination thanks to the contract. Remember, as an ATR you enjoy the same rights and privileges as the appointed teachers in the school.  That means a key to the teacher's bathroom, lounge, and other common work areas.  Finally, ATRs are classroom teachers and must be given teacher duties!  That means that schools cannot use the ATR more than one period a day for non-teacher duties, like hall patrol, cafeteria duty, or  administrative work that are allowed in the circular six options in the school.  However, it is always the ATR's option to do more if they so choose. Seek out the school Chapter Leader and get to know what the school rules are.  Moreover, you may need the Chapter Leader to advocate for you if you are being abused or your rights are being violated.

If the ATR is given a sixth teaching period, after the first one for the semester, the school must pay you "per session".  In schools with block schedules that are 6 and 4 and you are covering for a teacher then there is no "per session".  However, many block schedule schools will try to use the ATR to cover consecutive 6 period blocks on consecutive days for different teachers.  After the first of such consecutive overages any future sixth period coverage on consecutive days should result in "per session" pay for the ATR.  ATRs must be paid for their second extra overages even if they occurred in different schools during the same semester.  Therefore, keep a receipt of your first coverage to show the next school that they must pay you for the extra coverage.

Finally, you will be getting some mandatory interviews, you must attend!  Missing two consecutive mandatory interviews without proper cause, will result in your automatic termination.  If you are covering for a teacher during this time, the school must release you and you must attend the interview. If the school refuses to release you than immediately contact Michael Sill at UFT Headquarters, Msill@uft.org, he will contact the DOE and resolve the problem.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

If you refuse what you can refuse contractually, the principal or AP or payroll secretary can contact your ATR supervisor. You will then be problem coded and observed constantly throughout the year. This has happened to several ATRs I know. You will also be asked to attend PD on how to get along with administration (after school). If you refuse, no matter what you do you, will be U rated for the year. The union is aware of this and is doing nothing about it. I know of many ATRs who have been asked to do outrageous tasks.

Anonymous said...

Watch out for Bronx Theatre HS, Kennedy Campus, Bronx. You will be asked to do lunchroom duty, clerical work, scanning, parent retrieval from scanning and to punch out. If you refuse Marika will threaten to call your ATR supervisor. There is no staff room and you will be asked to sit in whatever empty seat can be found in the main office. Good luck.

Bird said...

I have already been told that the school wants to charge me for keys, to borrow keys, the basic keys i mean, like the bathroom.

Bronx ATR said...
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Anonymous said...

$100K per year, no Danielson, and almost laughable BS from Pee Wee Herman APs......sorry to say, this 6yr ATR has gotten used to it.

Treat me like a BITCH? Damn, I've learned to put the B in Bitch.

Guiermo

Boris said...

All jokes aside, that's either illegal or just wrong.

Bronx Teacher said...

Wouldn't it be safer to be doing the shit work rather than risking being in a classroom?

Francesco Portelos said...

We are also having an ATR Alliance Workshop in September 20th. ATRs can register here atralliance.org/workshopregistration