Airways Achievement Academy is the last campus for a ‘new start’ this year, says MSCS – FOX13 News Memphis

MEMPHIS, TN – Airways Achievement Academy has been added to the list of Memphis-Shelby County schools to receive a “fresh start.”

According to a statement from MSCS, Airways’ Academy of Achievement is the last campus for a “fresh start” in the current school year. our”.

FOX13 learned last week that educators at Hamilton High School and Kingsbury High School were told they would have to reapply for their jobs.

Teachers at two Memphis-Shelby County schools must reapply for their New Beginnings effort

MSCS says that employees wishing to work in one of these “new beginnings” must follow the application process and must be selected for an interview.

FOX13 went through line after line in the new vacancies on the Memphis Shelby District Schools website.

355 openings were registered last week on the county’s website. The vast majority were for a “classroom teacher” for the next school year. There were also 46 openings at Hamilton High.

Memphis Shelby County Education Association general manager Keith Williams told FOX13 he learned about the ‘fresh start’ from one of his sisters who works at one of the schools.

MSCS under fire after educators at two schools are forced to reapply for their jobs

Williams said the way the school system was run was not how the “new start” system was designed.

“It said half the teachers might leave and arrows could get employees re-employed and the principals had to leave,” he said.

Williams said the “fresh start” system does not work that way, and he feels the county has written things off without involving teachers or their union.

Community leaders say the MSCS ‘New Start’ program is an old idea

Some local education advocates have told FOX13 that it is unfair to educators and that teachers should not be blamed alone. Many community leaders have said they want the county to try something different.

KIPP Memphis public schools require teachers Re-apply For Jobs in a ‘New Start’ Effort

After learning about a “fresh start” program at Hamilton High School and Kingsbury High School on Wednesday, teachers at FOX13 learned that KIPP Memphis Public Schools staff need to reapply to keep their jobs.

Last week, FOX13 called on MSCS to expand its efforts, but beyond a statement explaining the definition of “fresh start” and pointing us to a quote that Supervisor Yuris Ray gave to the newspaper last year, MSCS’s media relations team told FOX13 in an email last week that ” The district will not hold interviews on this matter. “

On Monday, the county confirmed that the Airways Academy of Achievement is part of a “fresh start” effort.

MSCS sent the following, described as “short FAQs and context regarding the district’s” FreshStart “process.”

What does “new start” mean in MSCS?

“New start” means instructional roles rather than instruction in a school or administrative department will be advertised to re-evaluate the staff and ensure the best results for students.

What is the basis of MSCS “START Fresh”?

A “fresh start” allows for a careful examination of culture, climate and data to ensure student success and achievement.

Will employees currently working at a “fresh start” school or in the administrative department at MSCS automatically lose their jobs or be considered for positions?

All employees interested in the position at the “New Beginning” position must follow the application process outlining human resources and must be selected for the interview.

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