DISD DRAFT 11/11/11
Teach for America Contract 2012 Page 3
Foreign Languages _______Special Education ________Bilingual _________ESL ________Elementary General EducationTFA and District will collaborate in the fall of each subsequent year of thisAgreement to develop a proposal for the percentage of the number of Teachers that will be hired in a specific grade level and/or subject matterexpertise (e.g. 10% Special Education, 35% K-6) in the upcoming academicyear.iv. TFA Teachers will be hired for vacancies across the full range of grades andsubject matters and not restricted or limited to so-called “critical” or “shortage” subjects or grade level vacancies.v. District and TFA will collaborate in good faith to identify individual schoolswithin District appropriate for Teachers. In order to be considered anappropriate school (a “Partner School”) for placement of a Teacher, (i) theschool’s student population must be considered high poverty in that fiftypercent or more of the students at the school are receiving free or reducedlunch and (ii) the school must have sufficient vacancies to enable thehiring/placement of at least two Teachers in the same academic year.B.
District and TFA will collaborate in good faith to facilitate the efficient hiring of individual Teachers, in accordance with the District’s established hiringprocess.ii.
District shall use its reasonable best efforts to cause Teachers to be hired byDistrict in a timely manner throughout the spring and summer, provided thatthe Agreed Number of Teachers are hired no later than two (2) weeks prior tothe first day that all District teachers are required to report to their assignedschool for the start of the academic year.iii.
Subject to its obligations under employment contracts, applicable state andfederal law, and District policies, District will offer to the extent availableAlternative Assignments to any Teacher who is not assigned by the first dayof the academic school year. “Alternative Assignment” includes, but is not