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Jeffseiver
Posted: Monday, March 17, 2008 9:36:19 PM
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Location: Mission Viejo/Calif.
Gentlmen, California just went through a 20,000 teacher lay off.The effect will hit peolpe in June. I'm still at my school but the current reforms are having a devastating effect on the Industrial Tech departments who were already suffering from a lack of teachers. I was just wondering how the rest of the country is doing?
For anybody looking for a middle school drafting job though, there is an opening on the www.CITEC.org site. It's in Northern California
(California Industrial Technology Education Association)
swillner
Posted: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 10:28:57 AM
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I can be included in the California layoffs. I teach woodshop in Middle School in Pleasant Hill,CA. Saturday I received a certified letter from the district telling me my services will not be required next year. My principal told me that it is a precautionary measure and I should be hired back. I cannot wait until they make up their minds, so I have to start looking (again). This will be the 3rd program that I have worked in where woodshop was shut down as a budget saving measure.

Steve
Jeffseiver
Posted: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 2:52:11 PM
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Yes, i have been there with you. 15 years ago I was surprised that I was hired on the spot. later I realized that the district wasn't really looking to fill the spot vacated by a retiring ws teacher. The district had to post it and I happened to find it. They were obliged to hire me even though the district was looking to close the shop. Next year came the ax. It took me three schools before I was rehired for the next year. That one lasted 11 years. But even then with tenure and no negative observations, the district still cut the program. In 2004 I was hired at Ball where ther principle was brining the wood shop back after a five year break. I've been here 4 years. i survived the first round of cuts. it looks good for next year but the possability still exists that the district could transfere me some where else. If you know your districts personnel manager you might go to them and ask if they will buy out your contract for next year at half price and then you will be free to get another job and have some financial back up going into next year.
David Batten
Posted: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 3:02:24 PM
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It sounds like it is time for you all to migrate to Australia. There is a craft teacher shortage here and, from reading some other posts,we have much smaller class sizes.
David Batten
Posted: Wednesday, March 19, 2008 1:30:45 PM
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Australia has 6 independant state education departments. I have given you the employment addresses for each. In addition there is a large private system, about 25% of the total. Choose any of the addresses below to start your chase.

http://www.education.vic.gov.au/edcareers/job.htm

https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/employment/

http://www.det.wa.edu.au/jobs.asp

http://www.teachinginsa.sa.edu.au/

http://www.jobs.tas.gov.au/browse/department/index.php?dept=education

http://education.qld.gov.au/hr/recruitment/

http://www.deet.nt.gov.au/employment/

Do you have a name?

David
Joe Barry
Posted: Wednesday, March 19, 2008 5:00:19 PM
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I have worked in rural school systems where it was an anual rite of Spring to send lay-off notices to most of the faculty because the budget had yet to be approved. Every year it was the uncertainty and waiting to see if and when you would be offered a contract. Some years it wasn't until August before you heard ! I always allayed my concerns with the fact that in industry you don't even have the certainty of a contract and they might just have a lay-off on any given day without notice.
creighta
Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2008 7:42:57 AM
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I was laid off two years ago due to budget. Except for where I am now all the other schools in my county have axed their programs too, but VoAg seems to be growing. Some schools have even hired an extra ag teacher because the government will help with expenses if they do.

Now the question is where are our lobbyists, and how do we get in on that kind of deal?
michaelknauf
Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2008 2:12:45 PM
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I'm not in california, and it won't fix the larger issue, but I am looking for a woodshop teacher for my summer program (June-August) it's located in upstate NY, but I supply room and board + Salary and transportation assistance. It's a recurring, every summer position, feel free to contact me if you want more info. (michael@frenchwoods.com)
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