from today's School Spring listings:
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Date Job Title School/Site
Apr 7 Elementary Teacher Lincoln Elementary School
Apr 7 Elementary Visual Art Teacher (.5) Melrose Public Schools
Apr 7 Elementary Physical Education/Health Teacher Melrose Public Schools
Apr 7 High School Math Teacher Melrose High School
Apr 7 French/Spanish Teacher - High School Melrose High School
Apr 7 Middle School Special Education Teacher Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School
Apr 7 English Language Arts Teacher (Middle School) Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School
Apr 7 Elementary Music Teacher (.5) Melrose Public Schools
Apr 4 Paraprofessional - Long Term Substitute Lincoln Elementary School
Mar 21 Special Education Teacher Long Term Substitute Hoover Elementary School
Mar 8 Anticipated Opening Pre School Paraprofessional - Long Term Substitute Franklin Early Childhood Center
Mar 2 Elementary Health Teacher - Long Term Substitute -- Various --
Feb 16 Special Education Teacher Long Term Substitute Lincoln Elementary School
the postings are generally for immediate need
Looks like normal turnover to me for a school system this size.
In April? Doubtful that it's normal turnover at this point in the academic year.
It's not normal at all.
Furthermore it's not "normal" that 85% of the district's teaching staff, after 4 years of the Taymore regime, is now made up of teachers with 5 years experience or less. This is a clear indicator of the demoralizing effects of this administration and poor school committee management of it, along with abysmal hiring and a district reputation in shambles. It's not about money. Many highly qualified educators have worked in this district and stayed for many years despite salaries that were significantly lower than they are now, and that was because this district had been known as a good place to work. Not anymore. This district is now actively shunned by quality educators, and you can take that to the bank. It is not fake news. It can be easily verified.
Teachers living mid-year is also not normal. Some of it is sub-par teachers being forced out and some of it is decent teachers leaving the moment they can. There is a huge percentage of Melrose teachers currently looking for another job because they find this administration utterly toxic and that does not allow the good ones to do their jobs, let alone properly support them. No amount of money will fix that.
All the April 7th schoolspring postings are for the 17/18 school year. Start date of 8/28. April is the normal start to post for vacant positions in the next school year. This is the norm in all districts. Anticipated retirements, non renewals etc...
There are staff members who have left mid-year, so your posting is not entirely accurate. This is not the time that teachers normally notify districts of their departures for next year.