I have news that many UFT members will welcome: Parking procedures for school employees are about to change. Every school employee who has a car will receive a Department of Education-issued parking permit, and effective May 18 the school’s on-street parking spots will become available on a first-come, first-served basis. There will not be a special on-street parking permit for the principal, the custodian or any other employee. (Off-street parking is not affected.)
Your DOE-issued permit will indicate your school and the specific on-street parking locations you may use. Your permit will not be valid outside any other school.
The number of parking slots allotted for each school and the times when they are reserved for school employees will not change. The DOE is issuing the permits, but the city Department of Transportation will continue to oversee where school employees can park on the street.
Itinerate employees (those who travel from school to school) and district-based employees represented by the UFT will receive a special permit that will allow them to park outside any school if a spot should be available. School employees who visit the same specific schools each week will get permits for each school to which they are assigned.
Principals are being notified of this change in the May 9 Principal’s Weekly, but I wanted you to know first.
If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to your chapter leader or your district rep at your UFT borough office.