Here are a few more details on temporary teachers that didn’t fit into my article today:

  • San Diego Unified Superintendent Terry Grier said last week that temporary contracts could be one way to allow parent groups and other foundations to pay the salaries of teachers. The question of whether philanthropic organizations should be allowed to pay for employees has come up more often as budgets shrink. The phenomenon can be problematic because when an employee is hired on a standard contract, they get re-employment rights even if the foundation money that paid their salary disappears. The school board is discussing the issue Tuesday night.
  • Marc Houle, president of the Poway Federation of Teachers, said that few temporary teachers take the job expecting that they’ll leave in a year. “No one would take a temporary contract knowing they’d have to go look in another district,” he said. “They think a job will pop up. People will move away or retire — and there will be the job and they’ll take it. There are very few temps who are temporary in nature.”

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