What will be the role of teachers in the Absent Teacher Reserve (ATR) under the new deal that was reached yesterday?
The UFT reports, somewhat vaguely, that the ATRs will be "used more efficiently to fill long and short-term vacancies in their school districts."
As readers of NYCATR know quite well, this is exactly what ATRs have been doing all along; if a few have been doing something else (or nothing at all) the fault lies with their administrators.
A more specific report is offered by gothamschools.org:
each week teachers from ATRs [sic] can be sent to a different school in their district.Not exactly the news I wanted to hear, but clarity is a virtue.