If you are reading this, then you should have read the previous post on the decision.
The DOE and UFT have been stating that they are attempting to reduce and eradicate the infamous ATR pool.
You don’t put out a fire by adding more wood.
I was just assigned to report to an elementary school in Staten Island. It’s not only that I have never taught elementary, but that I am the UFT Chapter Leader of IS 49. You know IS 49 right? My neighborhood school that I bent over backwards to make better. Where I was elected while exile and dodge three to four recall attempts.
I just informed lawyers and top brass of the UFT and NYSUT the following:
I know you are all busy with contact negotiations, but this needs attention as well. No grievances and all that year long battle to put me back to my original school. I don’t want that route.
What I want is see written policy, that can be furnished, that shows the DOE can move me to ATR status after a decision like the one I received.
I was voted chapter leader after my removal.
I dodged three to four recall attempts.
We won an arbitration and supreme court confirmation.
The arbitrator noted my cordial and professional in person meeting the principal.
Please keep me in the loop of communication with the department.
Again…no grievance. PERB.
IS 49 UFT Chapter Leader
*sent from my Samsung Galaxy. Probably quick typing and little proofreading. Please excuse any typos.
“In the end, we will not remember the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” -Martin Luther King Jr.
———- Forwarded message ———-
From: “Atrassignment” <Atrassignment@schools.nyc.gov>
Date: May 9, 2014 1:49 PM
Subject: ATR Assignment
To: “firstname.lastname@example.org” <email@example.com>
Cc: “Atrassignment” <Atrassignment@schools.nyc.gov>
You are receiving this email because you are currently in the Absent Teacher Reserve. Included in this email is your school assignment for the upcoming week. You should report to the below location unless you are otherwise notified of an assignment change via firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone.
Timekeeping and Attendance
Your assignment school is responsible for your timekeeping during this period, so you should provide them with the required documentation pertaining to any absences. If you cannot report for any given day, please contact the school so that they can plan accordingly. If you do not report to your assigned school, you will be marked absent and your timekeeping will be updated.
Below is your official assignment for the period of 5/12/2014 to 5/16/2014. Please report to the following school:
School Name: P.S. 004 Maurice Wollin (R004)
Address1: 200 NEDRA LANE, Staten Island, NY 10312
School Phone: 718-984-1197
Contact Name (if applicable): NA
If you have any questions regarding your assignment, please contact HR Connect at 718-935-4000.
Teacher Hiring Support
NYC Department of Education
The latest from DOE.
DOE says not so fast: Exiled teacher may not be returning to his old assignment @UFT @nycschools #babies http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2014/05/doe_says_not_so_fast_exiled_te.html
There is no written policy to make me an ATR: http://www.uft.org/our-rights/memorandums-agreement/absent-teacher-reserve-and-vacancies