An ATR teacher in the Bronx had a little problem today, so he sent the message below to Amy Arundell. She is the UFT Special Representative who spoke to ATR teachers at several of the borough meetings and quelled their complaints by telling them that they are lucky to have a job.
Hi, is this acceptable?
Today, I was relieved of teaching duty at PS 153. A fourth grader complained to her Mom yesterday and then to the principal this a.m. that she was shoved during dismissal. Not hurt mind you. I had no idea anything happened until this morning because everyone looked ok and no kids complained to me. So the principal says she has a policy that "subs" who are "implicated" in an "incident" can't be around children. Obviously this principal accepts lies from parents. So, I did paperwork all day....how relaxing for a change! But, I'm not a "sub" and I am unaware of any "incident." And I'm implicated/guilty? What? ATRs are humiliated like this? I accepted the paper work cause it's a break from kids. Why fuss, I'll be gone on Friday. OR, is something else going on????
But nice going DOE/UFT...I get paid for doing an aide's work and take the heat as well. Where's my Chapter Leader? Yes, I'm upset!