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Saturday, October 28, 2017
ATRs Will Be Changing Schools On November 6th.
In keeping with their secrecy and lack of transparency, the DOE will be moving the ATRs to different schools without any ATR input. Some of the ATRs will be "forced placed" in schools with vacancies or long-term assignments, while others will simply be rotated.
As we all know, the DOE has a "pecking order" for ATRs. The ATRs that will be "forced placed" in vacancies and long-term assignments come from the excess list that resulted in closing schools or programs, Once that group is exhausted, then the second group will be placed. These ATRs came from discipline or were rated "unsatisfactory" but did not have either an OSI or SCI investigation. The final list are ATRs that had a substantiated OSI or SCI investigation but were found innocent of those charges in their 3020-a hearing. However, the DOE assumes they were guilty anyway.. These ATRs have the"scarlet letter" and are only placed if no other ATR is available in the subject area.
According to my sources, the ATR assignment office decides which ATR goes where, without any say from the Principal or the ATR. In my case, I have had two principals and one assistant Principal inquire about my availability to cover an Earth Science program (none of them appear on the Open Market Transfer System) and when they allegedly contacted ATR assignment were told that they are working on it. To my knowledge my next assignment does not include any of the three schools who inquired about my availability. According to SESIS, I will be assigned to a different school, starting on November 6th. Go figure!
The only good thing is that as an ATR, I cannot be assigned to thoseterrible Renewal High Schools thanks to the Chancellor's statement that ATRs will not be assigned to them.