COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus Metropolis Faculties introduced Friday there can be modifications to the districts’ particular schooling program, particularly with regards to the transition coordinators.
In keeping with Columbus Schooling Affiliation, the union representing schooling professionals in Columbus, 21 of the 26 transition coordinators can be moved to different positions, leaving particular schooling academics who’re “already overworked” to select up their duties.
“I picked up a pupil who was at a homeless shelter for every week with a purpose to get her to high school. It’s these sorts of issues. I picked up and went to a shelter and acquired her meals for her household at Christmas time. It’s these security nets and the companies that we offer that can be eradicated and may’t ever get replaced,” stated Maria Angel, a present transition coordinator.
The district additionally introduced the Gifted Useful resource Specialists who work with academics on programming for presented college students can be moved to fill different positions inside the program.
“This choice will end in lack of companies for a few of our most weak college students,” stated CEA President John Coneglio in a press launch. “This can be a shortsighted plan designed to obscure a staffing disaster by taking part in ‘rob Peter to pay Paul’ with funded positions moderately than hiring the required extra educators.”
The district launched the next assertion on
“Columbus Metropolis Faculties will not be eliminating or lowering the companies and enrichment packages supplied to college students with specialised wants or to college students recognized as Gifted and Proficient. In accordance with Article 211 of the CEA Settlement, Columbus Metropolis Faculties has begun the annual strategy of aligning its certificated staffing for the 2020-2021 college 12 months. As a part of this course of, the District’s Educational Providers Division is restructuring the work of its employees with a purpose to increase focused helps and direct companies to college students within the classroom. Columbus Metropolis Faculties is dedicated to rising fairness throughout the District by providing increased high quality programming and enrichment to extra college students.”
CEA is requesting involved residents and all of their members attend the subsequent college board assembly Tuesday, March three.