Thursday, October 06, 2016

PRINCIPALS CAN HIRE ATRS FOR FREE FOR THE YEAR

Absent Teacher Reserves have been put on sale again by the Department of Education. If a school hires an ATR permanently, the ATR will be free for this year, half off for next and 25% off for 2018-19. Principals were given an incentive to hire ATRs in 2008 but the DOE stopped offering incentives in 2010. 

Actually, teachers are paid from the same pool of city money so making some cheaper than others to schools for hiring purposes is kind of ridiculous.

Hope some people get hired this time around with the subsidies..

This is from the Principal's Weekly.

Financial Incentive for Schools to Hire ATRs                                                                                      
All schools

Effective October 5, schools in districts 1-32 that hire Centrally-funded excessed teachers on a regular, permanent (not provisional) basis during the 2016–17 school year, will be eligible for an allocation to subsidize the cost of the teacher to the school. For each of the first three years that the teacher remains at the school, the school will receive the following allocations, reflected in the TO in Galaxy:

§  In Year 1 (FY 17), schools will receive funding for 100% of the cost of the teacher;
§  In Year 2 (FY 18), the funding will cover 50% of the cost of the teacher;
§  In Year 3 (FY 19), the funding will cover 25% of the cost of the teacher; and
§  In Year 4, the school is responsible for the full cost of the teacher.


14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Who cares. We have it too good. Didn't you read the Post. Our TDAs are too high...

Anonymous said...

Read Mulgrew's comment you fool. The city makes money from our TDA.

Chaz said...

Sounds like the same old "lipstick on the pig". 4th year your %119,000 salary will be part of the school budget and most principals will refuse this offer and we are not even considering the school seniority issue.

The 2008 offer was far superior than this one which is a rehashing of last year's budget with a few additions. How did that work? Not very well.

Bronx ATR said...

The best thing for principals, teachers, ATRs, schools, UFT, DOE and most importantly students would be to end the fast food business model experiment for schools. The corresponding individual school budgets and the corresponding accounting is a ridiculous farce, in that it's a falsely based and contrived paradigm. Go back to centralized funding where each school has the opportunity to hire the best teachers. Then the city will have to make an incentive to hire new teachers instead of the upside down world they have created.

Anonymous said...

We all get paid from the same source and that would be NYC folks however the bloomberg administration created this shell and marble game and the DOE still implements the system. How bizarre in that they will pay less and less for a few years and then what? OMG what dysfunction maybe we have illegals at the DOE working full time creating policy!!!! How sad is it that this system is still in place and the infamous DOE does nothing to resolve it.

Anonymous said...

The numbers tell a very different story and certainly add to the senseless DOE "ideology". In NYC the NYCDOE employs 75,000 teachers and 1200 of these teachers are in the ATR pool.
1200 / 75000 equals 0.016 percent. With such a fraction of the work force in the pool why is there so much hoopla and why aren't these people put into the classrooms?? Bizarre living in 2016 NYC

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 11:57. Your math is way off. Hopefully you are not a math teacher. Perhaps you mean ATRs are nearly 2% of the workforce? That's a very large proportion of teachers unable to land a job and doing minimal work.

Anonymous said...

ATRs have a job. They are teachers. It's a scheme to demoralize and purge the system of the highest paid teachers. Most were from large schools and were hired back due to their high salary, seniority, and institutional memory. The number is around 2000 - the city doesn't count the new ones that have been placed for the year or the provisionally placed for a year or less.

Anonymous said...

Oops - that should read weren't .

James Eterno said...

Chaz, I don't think we were free ever under any agreement. The 2008 deal was half a starting teacher's salary for eight years and the 2014 deal was we didn't get put in for the purposes of calculating the average teacher salary in a school but they still had to pay for us. This is a real subsidy for a year but the seniority issue is still the problem. The subsidy would have to be for a longer period of time for it to really make a difference.

Life in Limbo said...

I love being on the clearance rack! It's no degrading at all! Since WE ALL GET PAID OUT OF THE SAME BANK ACCOUNT ANYWAY!

Life in Limbo said...

I love being on the clearance rack! It's no degrading at all! Since WE ALL GET PAID OUT OF THE SAME BANK ACCOUNT ANYWAY!

Chaz said...

James

Unless and until the DOE pushes principals to hire ATRs permanently, they will ignore the subsidy as they did in 2014.

James Eterno said...

Agree Chaz.