Mamie Till Mobley

"There was an important mission for me, to shape so many...young minds as a teacher. God took away one child but...(gave) me thousands. And I have been grateful for the blessing." Mamie Till Mobley

Monday, August 1, 2011

To be or not to be? Superintendent Williams won't hire attendance teachers unless union drops wrongful termination grievance

Ah, yes... remember the contingency funds  the Buffalo Board of Education allocated back on May 25th to hire back the attendance teachers? And the contingency funding had to do with all parties agreeing to an attendance program of some sorts. It appears Superintendent James A. Williams idea of contingency has changed  from what he agreed.
That is  why  Board attorney Brendan Kelleher called  Phil Rumore, President of the Buffalo Teachers Federation on Thursday asking the union to drop its grievance on the wrongful termination of the attendance teacher in 2005 or Superintendent James A. Williams won't bring back the teachers.
So it seems we are back to square one again as student attendance continues to plummet in the Buffalo Schools as a plethora of reports from different groups corroborated it, including the attendance report consultant  Hedy Chang the district hired last fall compiled from studying attendance data in the schools. And Williams can't pick and choose which attendance teachers  to hire. He hired one laid off attendance teacher  in 2009 in guidance as a school counselor and three laid-off attendance teachers on the preferred eligibility list returned last year. So district opening itself up to legal challenges if it stipulates conditions  on hiring the others on the list.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Whitney Tilson (3rd background)

Whitney Tilson (3rd background)
"Let’s be honest: we need a lot more well-off, well-educated white folks with a personal stake in both charter schools and education reform in general if we’re going to take reform to the next level, both politically and operationally.Whitney Tilson, hedge fund manager and major funding angel for the school privatizing Democrats for Education Reform, thinks there’s not enough rich, educated white folks.( Preaprez) click photo to his blog.

Arne Duncan

Arne Duncan
U.S. Secretary of Education, click photo