Tuesday, May 16, 2017

ELANCO moves teachers - Is Columbia next?

According to an LNP article, Eastern Lancaster County School District plans to shuffle 31 teachers to different grades and between schools:

"One by one, 31 teachers were called into meetings and told they were either switching grades or moving to another school for the 2017-18 school year."

Readers' comments following the article were less than favorable towards the action, for which many blame ELANCO Superintendent Robert Hollister.

Currently, ELANCO and Columbia are operating under a shared services agreement. A commenter asks if teachers could even be switched between the two districts:

"Now that Elanco and Columbia are quasi-merged regarding administration, just how long until teachers are switched between these two school districts? Elanco school district already seems to have a large turnover of teaching staff."

4 comments:

  1. Let's not forget about ELANCO's past furlough of teachers. Operations seem questionable

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  2. yes hopefully! close the Columbia schools-public of course. CONSOLIDATE NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. I can see why they have a turnover. Besides teachers having to worry about the assessment tests, having to fear if your students do well make teachers uneasy. It sounds like if your students do not do well,they will move the teacher. What happens if the superintendent does not do well, the board buys them out and gives them a "golden parachute."

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  4. Already happened here. Remember when Park was made K-4 and Taylor 5-6? Teachers were shuttled, kids moved. This isn't about the teachers. It's about the kids, who deserve the best education possible.

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