U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Charlotte
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 01-21-2008, 10:13 AM
 
4,093 posts, read 10,150,499 times
Reputation: 1896

Advertisements

Honestly, I don't think parents' trying to fight this will get very far.

Waiting 18 weeks and holding a key position open for a person is rarely feesable and would put the other/new job at a loss.



Dawn
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-21-2008, 10:45 AM
 
72 posts, read 199,845 times
Reputation: 38
Before you gather a group of parents to go straight to the school board, it may be prudent of you to try and speak one-on-one with someone in the hiring division and find out exactly what their policies are. I'm fairly certain that all these mid-year changes aren't being done just for the heck of it. It's only done when a position is left vacant - sometimes because an employee leaves, but usually because there is a need for more staff at a newly-opened school.

Here's what I do know:
* Principals can reassign teachers within a school at their discretion. Reassignment outside of the building requires a transfer request and is initiated by the teacher.
* Teacher transfers for the next school year are applied for in Jan-Feb. and are decided upon in March-April. They do this so that principals know how many vacancies they will have when the large job fair takes place in April, so that as many jobs as possible are filled before summer. It's important to note that teachers must be in their current position for three years before applying for a transfer.
* Both of these things are done on a school-year basis. Hires/fires/reassignments other than these are only done when an essential position is left open.

The issue here is much larger than staff reassignment. It stems from the county's rapid growth. The county has somewhat adressed this problem by putting a moratorioum on new residential development. I think at this point, the principals and central office staff are trying their best to keep their heads above water with the extreme influx of students all schools are experiencing.

If you do decide to approach the school board, remember that they do have the best interest of their students at heart. I don't think that's true of every school system or childrens' organization, but I think it's true here. Everyone I've met within the system is very genuine and committed to educating the county's youth.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-27-2008, 10:09 AM
 
6 posts, read 14,958 times
Reputation: 10
My concern is that when we have a dynamic teacher already in a classroom and she/he has done a wonderful job teaching and being a wonderful influence to our children, why encourage her to leave now? It just seems that as a whole all the transfers (which they are happening to frequently) cause distractions within our classrooms. Fixing one problem is causing another (and on and on).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Charlotte
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:55 PM.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top