Changes in JCPS teacher positions stir debate with teachers union

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by Bryan Baker

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:58 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 29 at 1:01 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The first draft of the budget for the 2013-2014 school year includes the projection of a reduced budget deficit to $6 million, but part of the money saved is coming from a change in the job descriptions of resource teachers helping in student instruction, which is being met head on by the Jefferson County Teachers Association.

The union says by changing the job title and responsibilities of the 150 to 200 resource teachers to "goal clarity coaches" and bringing them inside schools from working in the central office JCPS is cutting their pay because they will work about five fewer days.

They're also upset that they were not brought to the negotiating table, which they called a violation of the contract.

JCPS is pushing a new initiative based on the strategic plan of more one-on-one student instruction.
 

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