SCHOOL ALLOCATION MEMORANDUM NO. 89, FY 2018

 

DATE:

October 19, 2017

 

TO:

Community Superintendents

 

High School Superintendents

 

Field Support Center Teams

 

School Principals

 

FROM:

Raymond J. Orlando, Chief Financial Officer

 

SUBJECT:

Teacher Career Pathways Allocation – Subsidy Schools

 

This memorandum allocates teacher leader funds to schools in districts that are Teacher Career Pathways partners, or schools that are Teacher Career Pathways lab sites for teacher leadership roles. Allocation amounts for each school can be viewed in the attached table.

 

Funds will be used to support the staffing of the Model Teacher, Peer Collaborative Teacher (PCT) and/or Master Teacher positions. These positions aim to recruit and retain experienced and talented educators, create opportunities for collaboration across the school community and further develop and refine teacher practice.

 

Model Teachers are 100% in-classroom positions and model best practices while supporting the development of their colleagues through reflection and collaboration. PCTs support their colleagues through a variety of activities, including focused coaching and organizing inter-visitations. PCTs spend at least 20% of their teaching time each day facilitating peer learning. They must be released at least one period per day to perform their responsibilities as a PCT and may be released up to 60% of their teaching time each day, at the discretion of the school leader. Master Teachers support the development of their peers by creating professional learning opportunities, leading teacher teams, and facilitating coaching conversations with colleagues across school communities or within a school district. Master Teachers must be released at least one period per day to perform their responsibilities and teach a minimum program of the equivalent of one period per day.

 

These funds can be used for the Model Teacher, the PCT, and/or Master Teacher salary addition. The funds for this subsidy will be placed in the allocation category, “TL Teacher Career Pathways – Subsidy Allocation”.

 

Model Teachers receive $7,500, PCTs receive $12,500, and Master Teachers receive $20,000 as a salary addition, which is included in the teacher leader’s semi-monthly paycheck over the course of SY 2017-2018. Please note that schools must have teachers who have been entered into the pool of qualified candidates and are staffed into these roles, in order to receive the allocation. Principals have the discretion to determine which roles the funding will support.

 

Programmatic information is provided by Division of Human Resources.  For any questions regarding this allocation, please contact teacherleadership@schools.nyc.gov.

 

Download a copy of the School Allocation Memorandum No. 89, FY 2018.

Attachment:

Table 1 – Teacher Career Pathways Allocation – Subsidy Schools Allocation Summary

Table 1 – Teacher Career Pathways Allocation – Subsidy Schools Allocation Detail

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