The piece below is from the Principal's Digest. It is dated October 5. There is more money to cover in-person staffing needs.
I have a question: My circle is limited so does anyone have a need for more in-person teachers?
My understanding is that it is more like daycare for a few students in the school buildings with some exceptions but remote is becoming very crowded.
Add to this we have the 169 newly closed schools because there is an increase in COVID-19 in many areas. Chalkbeat has the list of these schools. The system should be all remote with the REC Centers opened for families that need them and maybe something for certain specialized classes that require in-person learning that should be staffed by volunteers. What are they waiting for? What are your school's in-person numbers?
Update to COVID-19 Related Staffing Request and SAM No. 56
As a follow-up to the COVID-19-related staffing request update and School Allocation Memorandum (SAM) No. 56 announcement shared in the September 17 edition of Principals Digest, please note that schools will now be receiving an additional allocation to support in-person staffing needs. To ensure in-person staffing coverage, schools with in-person staffing needs should continue planning to use this allocation, including arranging for per diem substitutes, prep-period coverage, sixth-period shortage, and F-status service.
As with the initial SAM allocation, school budgets will be evaluated to ensure that schools have sufficiently prioritized staffing for student needs. Instances where schools are deemed to have sufficient on-site staff, including Central or ATR staff, who have been deployed but are not on the school’s Table of Organization (TO), this allocation may be recouped in part, or in full, at any point in the future.
For questions on using these resources, contact your BCO director of budget and HR or your HR director for District 75. If you have additional in-person staffing needs that have not been met, please reach out to your superintendent.