Most New York City Department of Education employees do not go through their Chancellor's Regulations. UFT members should know these regulations because they are appended to the UFT Contract under Article 20, Matters Not Covered.
Chancellor's Regulation C-33 regulation is called "REMOVAL AND TRANSFER OF PRINCIPALS FOR PERSISTENT EDUCATIONAL FAILURE."
The final standard for removing a principal is this:
Elementary, Middle and High Schools (Including Alternative High Schools
and Special Education Schools)
Other Standards: A pattern of failure to adhere to laws and regulations such as
SOPMs, Chancellor’s Regulations, circulars, memoranda, local, state and Federal laws
and regulations, and collective bargaining agreements.
Chancellor's Regulations are part of our contract. A reason for removing a principal from a school is when he/she does not adhere to collective bargaining agreements. There are probably hundreds of principals that show a pattern of not adhering to any collective bargaining agreements. Why doesn't the UFT go after them en masse using this provision?
It makes sense and it could energize teachers and others to fight back within a school community when there is an abusive principal so it will more than likely never happen with our union leadership.
To be clear, this post is not about about trying to remove from schools average or a little below average principals. We are talking about administrators who consistently abuse their staff. Sadly, they exist and the UFT these days does little or nothing to attempt to compel the DOE to reign them in even when there is language in the Chancellor's Regulations that could be used in our favor.