Talks of lawsuits have been around since former Mayor Michael Bloomberg changed the funding formula for schools and made school principals in charge of their own budget. More information on the history was shared at UFT Solidarity’s page here Continue reading
They say 25% of ATRs are rated poorly. What the DOE, media, and even our own union won’t share is that poorly rated ATRs are evaluated with classes they never met and in subjects they’re not licensed in. Don’t forget to look at the age of those “bad teachers.” Our … Continue reading
UPDATE: Agreement here: http://www.uft.org/files/attachments/atr-agreement-2017.pdf
Last night the below email was sent to ATRs and describes $50,000 and $35,000 buyout options. So far, according to group email lists, blogs and social media, many seem like they are staying put. Only the small percentage, who … Continue reading
There have been two stories published recently that involve a UFT members’ personnel file and cleaning it out of derogatory material.
There has been chatter that ATRs will be placed long term. The rumors were confirmed by principals, HR directors and field supervisors.
Today, Chancellor Fariña put out a notice for principals to make a request for long term ATRs. Requests for ATRs, to cover long term vacancies, is not new, … Continue reading
Although the ATR system is not efficient or ideal in terms of having experienced educators permanently in the classroom, teachers can somewhat educate on a short term basis. School psychologists, social workers and guidance counselors however really need the time to work and build rapport with their students.
This very … Continue reading
The UFT will be holding informational meetings for UFT members in the Absent Teacher Reserve (ATR) pool in the coming weeks. Whether you are new to the ATR pool or not, we want to make sure you have the opportunity to … Continue reading
October 21, 2026 Friday
3:30- 4:30 PM @Marina Cafe
154 Mansion Avenue, Great Kills HarborOpen Happy Hour Buffet with corresponding pricing included.
Bronx ATR Alliance members,
Please fill out this form if you are planning on attending our Bronx meeting at 5pm on October 28th.
Other borough meetings are being planned. Let us know if you know of a inexpensive or free meeting space.
On Monday September 26, 2016, at a UFT Executive Board meeting, President Michael Mulgrew stated that discussions regarding ATRs took place with the DOE that day. He then added “They did not go well.” and then stopped. He did not say what didn’t go well and, as in the case … Continue reading