As teachers head off into an unusually long 80 days of summer, some are left wondering about their job status and expect their positions to be cut due to low enrollment.

Although the contact calls for June 1 to be the date of notification on such matters, it also provides wiggle room by then stating “or as soon thereafter.”

HR is awaiting BOE decisions on personnel matters, and will then issue teachers notification if their section has been cut, and provide options for available sections.

In a related matter, all teachers who received letters from HR dated May 19 that their A2/A3 position was being eliminated can rest assured that will not occur. At the May 19 Special BOE meeting, commissioners never voted to accept the superintendent’s recommendation to eliminate such positions, and verbally opposed the idea. Hence, the letters sent by HR were premature, and in responding to a BFT grievance on the matter, Dr. Solek stated that:

“This serves as notice to you and to the BFT membership that the letter regarding A2 and A3 stipend positions as sent on or about May 20th is hereby rescinded.”

Please note this does not mean that the current incumbent of each A2/A3 position will retain such position, as these positions are filled on an annual basis. It simply means the BOE cannot choose to NOT fill the positions, but they can WHO fill fill them.