We have received reports that other local districts are filling their last-minute vacancies with many of our best teachers. With only a few weeks to go before school opens, many DeKalb County School District principals have discovered unexpected teaching vacancies that they urgently need to fill.
You may wonder how this is possible since, at the end of a school year, DCSD teachers sign contracts that commit them to return and teach for another year. It turns out that teachers are allowed to break their contracts when they are offered a promotion in another district. As DCSD teachers have not had a pay increase in a decade, almost all equivalent teaching jobs in other districts are effectively “promotions”.
Teachers can effectively do the same work they’re already doing, get a raise for it, and also start receiving social security credits! While it’s distressing, it’s certainly understandable that DeKalb teachers are taking advantage of these opportunities in Gwinnett, Fulton, Clayton, Decatur and Atlanta.
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