I never know where the incompetence ends and the bad faith starts with the city-Department of Education. You decide which is which after examining the latest DOE news.
The Department did not do too well in court again today as an appellate judge refused to lift the Temporary Restraining Order in the lawsuit seeking a second City Council vote on the school budget.
This is from Advocates for Justice. It was on Leonie Haimson's Twitter:
The email from the DOE to principals freezing budgets that was in Gothamist:
Freezing principals out of Galaxy Budgets today comes just nine days before the Open Market Transfer period is scheduled to end. If a teacher transfers between April 15 and August 7, he/she does not require the approval of the principal from the school he/she is transferring from, only the new principal must accept that teacher. The rules change after August 7. Leave it to the City/DOE to mess with this process.
They are creating the chaos they say they want to avoid.
The DOE talking about savings is insane. This is also from Leonie:
An excess is not a layoff. The DOE-City doesn't save a dime by pushing a teacher's salary from a school budget to a central Absent Teacher Reserve budget.
This came our way this evening.
I can't even attempt to analyze this to find some logic.