ATRs, the unrepresented -- no elected representatives in the UFT

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WE ARE ALL ATRs

WE ARE ALL ATRs

Sunday, October 20, 2013

ACRs/ATRs, Do Not Allow Yourselves to Be Borrowed

ACRs/ATRs-

There is a new insidious misuse of ATRs. It is something that has been called "borrowing." Remember the UFT's advisory, that we should take no assignment that is not centrally assigned from the DOE. Thus, an ACR/ATR's agreeing to being used in the borrowing fashion is putting oneself at risk with being AWOL in DOE central's eyes.

There are small schools in two separate buildings that had traditionally housed single high schools, that are occasionally pulling a stunt. If a principal of one school needs an ATR, he or she have their secretaries call up another small school on the same school campus. They ''borrow'' us like we are chattel, to be traded. I don't mean that they ''exchange'' or swap ATRs. They borrow an ATR for the day, and use them usually in the new "secondary schools" which are grades 6-12 combined. Amy Arundell says they are NOT allowed to borrow ATRs from other schools on the same campus. Arundell suggests that one should tell the local UFT rep from your current small school, and report it. ATRs should also stand up for themselves and REFUSE to be ''borrowed'' and tell the secretary or administrator who asks or tells you this that you ARE NOT DOING THAT.

It should also be pointed out that there are legalities if one gets hurt at a school that you were not assigned to, in writing.... You stay at the small school to which you were assigned.

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