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Old 06-16-2009, 05:01 PM
 
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So, our great school system here in Meck County goes and cuts teacher jobs and yet they now have 196 Teaching Jobs posted on their website!?
Ardrey Kell just lost an amazing World History teacher (Steve Blanton), known for his passion of teaching and every kid knew his World History class would be the hardest ever. He did not want to leave and the students did not want him to leave. But, what does CMS care.
They get rid of an English teacher (Miss Koller) and now they have a posting for an English teacher on the website. She was new to CMS.

I would really like to know what is going on as it seems every school is listed on that website with job openings.
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Old 06-16-2009, 05:12 PM
 
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I don't think this is unique to CMS. Although it is from the Raleigh board this thread may help OMG, jobs galore--advice needed from teachers please!

This is the situation in Wake County

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Ditto what has been said. Many teachers ( who did not have NC license in hand when they applied for positions last year) had to be terminated due to hiring freeze. That being said, just like in NY, all jobs must be posted. However, most if not all will be filled with the teacher they just had to let go. Very confusing, but most jobs are just postings right now with people already in place. BUT it cannot hurt to try, good luck.
I wouldm't be surprised if something similar is happening in the CMS district.
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Old 06-16-2009, 05:22 PM
 
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CMS is probably looking to hire teachers whose salaries would be lower than those that were let go.
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Old 06-16-2009, 05:37 PM
 
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Why would they have to let them go? Could they not just have cut their pay?
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:22 PM
 
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I'm not 100& sure but I think that the school districts (statewide) did not have the option of reducing salaries. The state has a pay scale for each position and to my knowledge that has not been altered.

These articles aren't about CMS but are about the N.C. Department of Public Instruction's budget.
Teachers, assistants lose jobs

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In a nutshell, the state has not finalized a budget, but based on budget proposals, the state Department of Public Instruction recommended McDowell cut 25.5 teaching positions, 23 teacher assistants, one instructional support position and two literacy coaches.

Through an effort to redirect funds from one pot to another, cutting programs wherever possible, Superintendent Ira Trollinger said, he was able to fully fund 15 teaching positions locally -- at least for one year. [snip] Trollinger gave a lengthy report on the daily negotiations over the state's budget for fiscal year 2009-10 and the expected cuts to the education budget. Budget proposals feature increases in class size across the board, enabling the termination of thousands of teaching positions.

Staff reductions appear inevitable. Many school systems have taken steps in previous weeks, based on estimates, to identify those positions and notify the employees they would not have their contracts renewed for next year.


Schools may lose many jobs (http://www.journalpatriot.com/fullstory.asp?id=1357 - broken link)

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A summary of the proposed cuts from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction said Thursday that the Appropriations Subcommittee proposal would cut the school year for students by five days next fall, and by five more days in the 2010-11 school year. The plan would also cut the number of classroom teachers statewide by 6,005, thus increasing the class-size teacher allotment by two per grade, known as the "plus-two" budget plan.

It would also mean 4,663 fewer teacher assistants across the state; 354 fewer instructional support personnel (such as counselors, media specialists and social workers); 187 fewer assistant principals and a five percent reduction in clerical staff and custodians, the NCDPI said.
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:36 PM
 
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We just found out that our Principal is leaving and going to another school. She was one of the highest paid and yet her message said that she had an offer she couldn't refuse. Our school is Providence High. She is going to Bailey Middle.
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Old 06-16-2009, 07:49 PM
 
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We just found out that our Principal is leaving and going to another school. She was one of the highest paid and yet her message said that she had an offer she couldn't refuse. Our school is Providence High. She is going to Bailey Middle.
Sounds like the story we got when Mr. Matthews left Ardrey Kell for an administrative/HR position. Made no sense to me that a principal who was considered 'outstanding' would be leaving his position where he could have an impact on some manystudents for an admin position. I wish they would stop insulting our intelligence and tell us the truth.
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Old 06-17-2009, 06:25 AM
 
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We just found out that our Principal is leaving and going to another school. She was one of the highest paid and yet her message said that she had an offer she couldn't refuse. Our school is Providence High. She is going to Bailey Middle.
sounds a bit like our Principal leaving AK with a job offer he couldn't refuse!

they seem to assume that the top achieving schools will get by with whatever is sent their way!
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Old 06-17-2009, 06:26 AM
 
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Sounds like the story we got when Mr. Matthews left Ardrey Kell for an administrative/HR position. Made no sense to me that a principal who was considered 'outstanding' would be leaving his position where he could have an impact on some manystudents for an admin position. I wish they would stop insulting our intelligence and tell us the truth.

Exactly, he did not want to leave AK. Why did he leave before the year was out. Avosa never could answer that question when i put it to him!
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