WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Teachers' Union President: 'Excessing Is A Method Of Terminating Teachers'

Play associated audio

DCPS has sent notices to approximately 660* teachers and staff telling them they will be "excessed", meaning they're not needed in their present jobs.

DCPS is taking pains to say this is not the same as a layoff because employees can apply for other jobs in the school system. But they may not get one.

And while school officials say historically many are "picked up" by other principals who have vacancies, they would not provide any data to show that.

Nathan Saunders, the head of the Washington Teachers' Union, says excessing used to be understood as simply moving teachers around.

"In this system, excessing is a method of terminating teachers. And it simply pushes teachers out the door and is an excuse not to allow them back in," he says.

DCPS is expected to release more details including how many teachers will be affected Tuesday evening.

*DCPS originally said approximately 660 teachers and staff will not have their present positions. They have since updated that number to 750.

NPR

'Top Gear' Team Signs Deal With Amazon; New Car Show Set For 2016

The trio left the BBC under a cloud, after Jeremy Clarkson's contract was not renewed because of a physical and verbal attack on a show producer.
NPR

Do Fish Names Encourage Fishy Business?

Legally, a single fish species can go by many names from sea to plate, and different fish can go by the same name. An environmental group says that hampers efforts to combat illegal fishing and fraud.
WAMU 88.5

A Congressional Attempt To Speed The Development Of Lifesaving Treatments

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a rare bi-partisan effort. The bill is meant to speed the development of lifesaving treatments, but critics warn it may also allow ineffective or even harmful drugs onto the market.

NPR

'Top Gear' Team Signs Deal With Amazon; New Car Show Set For 2016

The trio left the BBC under a cloud, after Jeremy Clarkson's contract was not renewed because of a physical and verbal attack on a show producer.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.