Can staff members from consolidating schools move to the schools receiving their students?
We understand that many staff members have a strong bond with their current students. To the extent possible, DCPS will offer staff members from consolidating schools an opportunity to interview for positions at the school(s) receiving their students. But placements will not be guaranteed at the receiving schools.
When can staff members start interviewing with principals at other schools?
For schools which consolidate in June 2013, principals will begin to schedule interviews after their budgets for the 2013-14 school year are finalized in the spring. DCPS is committed to helping staff members from consolidated schools find new positions. Towards this end, in the spring, DCPS will hold a series of hiring events for staff members from the consolidated schools.
How can staff members learn about vacancies at other schools?
Once school budgets are finalized in the spring, DCPS will publish an official vacancy list on its website.
Can staff members at consolidated schools start transferring now?
No. The students at your school need you through the end of this year. As noted above, DCPS will work to ensure that employees at schools consolidating in June 2013 have multiple opportunities to find positions for the 2013-14 school year.
Can staff members participate in the school consolidation decision-making process?
Definitely. Information will soon be available soon about community meetings and other forums during which you can make your voice heard. You can find specific dates and times on the DCPS website.