In response to a Freedom of Information Law request from Francesco Portelos, the New York City Department of Education reported there are 1,890 Absent Teacher Reserves, including teachers, counselors, secretaries and school psychologists as of September 10, 2014. This would seem to be a much higher number than the UFT led us to believe were in the ATR pool.
The 1,890 total is after the severance package that a few ATRS took in the summer and the large retirement exodus in June. The total does not include teachers and others who were hired provisionally or to replace people who are on long term leaves and so are reported on school budgets.
To put this number in perspective, there are only 1,768 teachers in the entire City of Yonkers School District.