Teachers Assigned are Department of Education employees covered by the UFT teachers contract who serves in jobs within programs in a district, region or the central DOE. A Teacher Assigned typically serves students and staff in several school organizations if not the entire public school system.
Article Eleven of the teachers' contract defines the working conditions that are specific to members of the Teachers Assigned chapter.
Every Teacher Assigned falls into one of two categories, "A" or "B":
A Teacher Assigned "A" usually spends much of his or her time in schools with staff and students. Therefore, the work year parallels that of a school-based teacher.
A Teacher Assigned "B" usually spends much of his or her time managing, writing or overseeing a program and does not spend a predominant amount of time in schools or with students. The work year is a 12-month period (September 1 through August 31) with 31 vacation days in total taken during times agreed upon between the teacher and his or her supervisor.
Teachers Assigned have one of four different jobs and position codes on a district, region or the central DOE payroll:
Committee on Special Education: Teachers Assigned who work for any of the 10 CSEs in the five boroughs have duties that include working on the Individualized Education Plans for special needs students in preschool or nonpublic schools.
Children First Network: Teachers Assigned who work with the Children First Network focus on staff development issues.
Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center: Teachers Assigned who work with the RSE-TASC help to asses programs and the provision of professional development, support and technical assistance to schools to improve results for students with disabilities.
Peer validators: Under our new contract signed in 2014, educators rather than outside consultants will serve as peer validators in the teacher evaluation system. Teachers Assigned will fill this role.