The City announced today that 14 schools will close at the end of the school year and that means 4,500 students and 400 educators will be seeking a new school. Of thee 14 schools over half are in the Bronx (8) with Brooklyn (2), Manhattan (2), and Queens (2) providing the rest. Of the 14 schools closing 9 are Renewal Schools. In addition 4 other schools will merge with another school, with 2 of the 4 located in the Bronx and 2 in Brooklyn. Some of these educators will also be dumped into the ATR pool.
Add the 400+ educators that will no longer have a position with previously announced staff shakeups at DeWitt Clinton and Flushing High Schools, and there could be an influx of up to 500 more educators to the ATR pool. Since the ATR incentives have been a failure, I suspect that the DOE's program to reduce the ATR pool us simply a pipe dream.
The list of schools that are closing or being merged with other schools are as follows:
Maybe, the influx of new ATRs will finally convince the DOE to come up with a better ATR buyout and to eliminate school based fair student funding.