There was a union person sent to 150K today to talk to the teachers about their rights and what to do as the year closes. Well, she was unaware that the school was getting a charter school. She then had little to say to the staff. The only thing they were told was that the current principal could only select folks to stay in the phase out school based on grade level seniority. Most of the teachers in the 7th and 8th grades, which are staying, are not fully licensed and would have to be let go.
A woman from the neighborhood said several folks had heard from others outside the school neighborhood that a charter was set to go in there even before the school staff were informed.
Next week someone from the DOE is scheduled to visit and speak with the staff.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
PS 150K Update
Our correspondent reporting on the situation at PS 150K, a school slated to close, sends this follow-up to a previous report.