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DOE misses target for finding jobs for unassigned teachers.

The Department of Education didn’t come close to meeting its goal of finding full-time jobs for 300 teachers in the Absent Teacher Pool, officials reported Thursday. Only 41 teachers from the pool were placed in October, when the goal was 300 to 400. Unassigned teachers work as substitutes that rotate through different schools and, by...
Time: 17:57     Date: 07.12.2017
Metro News: DOE misses target for finding jobs for unassigned teachers. NY Post 24 - US News

Unassigned teachers work as substitutes that rotate through different schools and, by one analysis, cost the school system more than $150 million a year.

The DOE announced over the summer that the jobless teachers would be assigned to schools that hadn’t filled all their vacancies by Oct. 15.

“The number of matches is lower than expected,” DOE officials conceded in a statement.

“We are working to match additional ATR teachers to vacancies in the coming months.”

There were 1,202 ATRs in September, down 20 percent from the start of the 2016-17 school year.

The pool grew significantly under former Mayor Bloomberg’s administration because he favored a policy that closed dozens of poor-performing schools — shedding hundreds of teachers annually from permanent gigs in the process.

The pool has shrunk by nearly 40 percent under the current administration, but has remained relatively large despite the fact that few schools have been shuttered in recent years.

About one-third of the pool is made up of teachers with legal or disciplinary issues.

All get paid their full salaries and benefits.

Education officials said their efforts have gotten 205 ATR teachers provisionally hired at schools since September, and an additional 113 ATR teachers hired permanently by schools between mid-August and mid-October as a result of financial incentives.

As an incentive, the permanent hires are subsidized 50 percent by the DOE in the first year, and 25 percent in the second year, instead of the salaries coming entirely from individual school budgets.

“With our common-sense reforms to the ATR pool, we’re making better use of this resource to meet the needs of schools,” said Randy Asher, the DOE’s senior advisor for talent management and innovation.

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Metro

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