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San Diego elementary teachers won’t be transferred


Teachers at a San Diego elementary school were surprised to learn they won't be transferred. The issue threatened to break-up a faculty that's been successful at improving student test scores. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.

The teachers at Brooklyn Elementary School faced transfers since the school recently moved to a new campus location. Union rules say the move makes it a new school. And the union contract says that teachers with the most seniority get first crack on jobs at new schools. The issue threatened to disrupt a stable staff.

But Kristin Abboud, a teacher at the school, says all the positions will be filled by current faculty.

Abbuod: "Our principal realized that by requiring teachers who bid on the position to be proficient with the technology at the site, he would help to ensure that a lot of the staff that was here if not all, which it turned out was all, would be able to stay on."

While the staff remains the same, the school's name changes to Golden Hill Elementary next year. Abboud spoke on the KPBS Radio program These Days.

Ed Joyce, KPBS News.

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