In an e-mail to division heads controversial Superintendent James A. Williams decided to deny the teacher's request for involuntary transfers in the Buffalo Schools as per the collective bargaining agreement. Now 587 teachers are stuck in schools they want to transfer for various reasons while Superintendent Williams and wants to provide "stability" to the system. The BTF President Phil Rumore plans to file a grievance and get a court injunction yet in June Rumore endorsed extending Williams' contract until 2014.
Williams decision to deny the teachers transfers calls into question whether the ratings he got from the School Board are credible such as "his highest average score, 4.2, was in the category of instructional leadership. His lowest average score, 3.8, was for his relationship with staff," from a 1 to 5 point system.
If Williams does not reconsider his decision about the transfers, he will be forced to honor them later because the union will prevail in the grievance it has submitted the school district becoming more "unstable" as a result in mid-year what he is trying to avoid.