Follow up to our discussion on November 3rd (discontinuNov. 24, 2014
I apologize for the delay in getting back to you with an update. We have met with the DOE regarding these situations and here is what I can report at this time :
Any teacher who was discontinued for pedagogical reasons may apply for a position in their license outside the district in which they were discontinued.
This requires an OPI investigation, that in the past was not conducted until after a request was made by a principal for the purpose of hiring…. This is now not the case (as we have been told), OPI will conduct the investigation soon after the discontinuance and it should take only a few weeks
Also you can apply for positions within your discontinued district, if you have another license.
We are also working with the boroughs to bring cases forward to the DOE for review.
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Monday, December 1, 2014
The Discontinued: Message from the UFT's Emil Pietromonaco
I can't vouch for the accuracy of anything in the email below - but will say that for many years the UFT has been telling people that "Any teacher who was discontinued for pedagogical reasons may apply for a position in their license outside the district in which they were discontinued." Of course there is always a Catch-22 ending with "not a prayer."