UPDATED: Fri, Apr. 27:
It doesn’t say EXCEPT in the event of a school closing.
“Teachers at all levels who have served 20 years or longer on regular appointment shall not be excessed…” ---Art. 17, Rule 10, UFT contract.
I filed a rule 10 grievance and won this year for three of my members --- Murry Bergtraum CL John Elfrank writing on ICE-Mail.
Is this a winnable grievance? Or can it go to PERB? Can a teacher with over 20 years at, say, John Dewey who is not hired actually win such a grievance? If so why hasn't the UFT raised it? Why not try it anyway?We won on this issue too last year ---- James Eterno, CL Jamaica HS
James Eterno also won cases on these grounds.
Anyone with more info leave a comment or email me.
I know we won't be hearing from anyone in Unity Caucus who are shuffling in Buffalo.
I'm not going to go into the PEP and the schools pulled off the list or some of the changes affecting Moskowitz schools. Leonie and Gotham will do all of that. I will put up more links to the videos from last week's GEM forum.
And you should check out a follow-up from Leonie on a story we broke here about the HSA parent handbook. Here is a link to a google doc of the entire handbook. Really fun reading on what they make parents do.
UPDATE FROM John:
according to a UFT Special Rep last night, it’s only bound to the school… So, Rule 10 doesn’t apply to protect teachers in closing schools.
Here’s the whole read of Rule 10:“Teachers at all levels who have served 20 years or longer on regular appointment shall not be excessed except for those in neighboring schools who are excessed to staff a newly organized school.”Does “except for those in neighboring schools who are excessed to staff a newly organized school.” mean rule 10 only applies if the school is not reorganized? What’s “neighboring schools”. That phrase “…who are excessed TO staff a newly organized school” means what? Does that mean staff excessed AWAY from their school so it can be newly organized, or, so that the excessed staff can staff the new school?I think we need clarity on this.