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Old 02-18-2009, 06:29 AM
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I think you will find the Indy and Charlotte metro areas to be similar, but most people would agree that Charlotte (NC in general) is much better off geographically speaking.

Anyways, it appears as though the NC teacher bubble has burst. At least there has been a whole poked in it and it will take some time to repair.

CMS (Charlotte Schools) are facing a possible 1,200 layoffs, not all teachers, but still possibly many. Union County schools (adjacent to CMS) have told us that they are trying to avoid cuts, but are more than likely not looking to hire from the outside. That even considers the fact that they will be opening new schools next year. Larger classroom sizes are heading our way.

I would think you would find many of the same situations around the state.
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Old 02-18-2009, 07:09 PM
Location: Back in the Mitten. Formerly NC
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We found out budget information this week.
Rowan county is looking at cutting 70 teaching positions, plus even more non-teaching positions (custodial, assistants, secretarial).
We were also informed there is a good chance of a salary freeze state wide.
Our county could also do away with the supplement salary-which mean my salary will actually decrease by $2K next year.
We were also told our county may require us to pay for our subs if we are out.
We will not have any classroom money. Anything purchased will have to come out of pocket.
Due to the lack of union, we were told none of us are safe. Not even the 25+ year teachers.
That is just a few highlights from our absolutely depressing meeting earlier this week.
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Old 02-19-2009, 05:07 AM
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Wow, cancelled? Goodness! Just a couple of years ago they were looking to fill over 1,000 jobs and offering huge insentives to sign on in difficult schools or in high need areas.


Originally Posted by Mom2jacknjess View Post
Here is the latest on the CMS Job Fair:


CMS Job Fair cancelled; transfer fair for new schools only

This time of year, we would normally begin the busy staffing period in preparation for the coming school year. This year, CMS is faced with unfamiliar challenges as we prepare to make reductions to current staffing levels.

In order to maintain as much stability in our schools as possible, we will have a transfer fair for new schools only.

The annual job fair, which was scheduled to be held at the Charlotte Convention Center on April 18, has been canceled, as have all out-of-town and overnight recruitment trips. We will participate in local recruitment efforts as we continue to strengthen relationships with the surrounding colleges and universities.

If you are new to CMS, sometimes it is easier to get in at the new schools.

Good Luck
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Old 02-19-2009, 05:12 AM
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I am hearing rumor that MANY parents will be pulling their kids out of the private schools due to layoffs and/or reductions in salary, so I am wondering what the impact will be on public schools if they get a lot of transfers from the private schools.

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