Teacher transfers and terminations
I had a number of calls and e-mails last week about teachers in Baltimore getting non-renewal notices, and about teachers whose positions were eliminated as a result of the budget process not knowing where they'll be placed.
Here is the information I received from North Avenue about what's happening:
Last week, 286 teachers who have been on conditional certification since 2005 received non-renewal letters. If they're able to complete their certification by the end of the summer, they can be re-hired into a school with a vacancy.
About 100 teachers whose positions were eliminated by their principals were still awaiting placements as of last week. All of them will have jobs, the system says; it's just a question of where they will be.