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Sorry for subs in our district
Old 01-22-2017, 09:30 AM
 
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as they just took all of our sub days away for budgetary reasons. On Friday, they went in and wiped out every day we had scheduled, and those subs were given no warning or notice. Just "blip," goodbye days.

I hope they have different ways of paying their bills.


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Short-sighted thinking
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No subs? If my district can't get a sub, they have to use teachers who are on planning periods to the tune of $15 ($25 at the high school because of block scheduling) a period. Teachers at my middle school have 8 teaching periods a day. That's $120 a day. Subs are paid $$90 a day. This happened last Friday. I was scheduled for a half day sub, but volunteered to work a whole day (whole day pay), so they only had to find teachers for four periods in the morning.
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My guess is if our middle schools and high schools do this, it won't be funded either. They have frozen everything except for our salaries, and are talking about furloughs on those, too.

I suppose if we have teachers out the ic and p will have to teach classes, or we will double up classrooms. Sounds very fun, doesnt its? My teaching partner is trying to pass a kidney stone. I guess 58 kids in a class will work short term. At least I won't have to share our ea.
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I hope you're not in my district! They did the same thing at the end of last school year. Thankfully, it was only for a couple of weeks, but it did not do good things for teacher morale.

Also thankfully, I don't depend on subbing for bills. My husband has a good job, and I nanny two or three days a week as well as subbing one or two. So we'd be OK if it wasn't available.

But I really don't think it's a good situation for the kids!!
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What state?
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Wow, sad, what state are you in?


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Ugh...
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Having lived through several budget messes, I would say, much like dating, "desperation isn't pretty."

I know the OP didn't, but it's easy to blame everyone except the citizens who ultimately will need to stop voting with their pocketbooks.
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So is your district getting rid of subs all together?? That seems ludacris! How do they think canceling sub days will be beneficial? Oh dear!
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Suddenly the state finds themselves millions over budget. Our district was cut 13 million, and just last week seems like that amount has increased to double that. So, not paying subs and not providing any more supplies is the immediate and quick answer to some of that cutback.

Certainly isn't for the sake of education. The next part is furloughing staff, which we think will happen in the summer. No idea for how long.
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Old 01-23-2017, 06:42 AM
 
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Kahluablast, I'm so sorry to hear about the budget problems of your school district. We went through the same thing year after year in my district when I was a regular teacher, and it wasn't pleasant. I wonder if the "geniuses" who are in charge of school funding ever stop to think about how their actions affect teacher morale. Probably not.

There is nothing I can do to help, but I wish you the best of luck and hope everything works out.
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Old 01-23-2017, 06:11 PM
 
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they just took all of our sub days away for budgetary reasons. On Friday, they went in and wiped out every day we had scheduled, and those subs were given no warning or notice. Just "blip," goodbye days.
Yet another reason to be in more than one district. Extremely short sighted on the part of the district.


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Over hiring more subs than there are jobs
Old 01-24-2017, 05:39 PM
 
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I have not been getting any calls or open jobs after the Christmas break last year. I think more people got hired than there are open jobs. I only get called for 4 out of 30 total schools. The jobs is impossible to live by.
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Old 01-25-2017, 04:10 PM
 
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They know subs are totally helpless with no union representation and no options for legal backlash.

We can be financially abused, and the districts know there are absolutely no repercussions.
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Old 01-26-2017, 04:23 PM
 
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BTW, they gave us our days back. Come to find out that the notice went out, but most p's didn't make drastic moves. Our relatively new p (2nd year and no one can tell her anything) immediately canceled our days. 2 days later we get our days back, but some of our subs found other jobs. I still have a day next week not covered.

We never have enough subs due to our location. I know at the last 2 schools I worked at in town, there were often days our EA's get called to cover because we didn't get subs.
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Old 01-26-2017, 05:32 PM
 
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Yesterday at my lowest paying district, there were eight jobs available on AESOP for the same day AT 11 AM.

This is what happens when they under pay.

My other two smaller districts gave us raises recently.
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