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City School District Creates New Position- School Community Facilitator

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City School District Creates New Position- School Community Facilitator

September 03, 2008 - 22:15
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The above referenced position was removed from the City School District of New Rochelle site. A source has communicated to us that the position is under revision.

Several days later the position was re-posted.

Repost Sun, 09/07/2008 - 18:31:

The New Revised Position Description.

This is what the School Community Facilitator Position posting looks like know. A move we believe is a transparent attempt to give the District political cover for the criticism coming from this blog. Rather than to actually deal with the issues, rather than to acknowledge the issues, they deny the issues then turn around and attempt to quietly hire someone to fill a position to create the appearance of dealing with the issue.

Is it not the job of every administrator and teacher in the District to be a School Community Facilitator? If the City School District worked effectively with the families in our community, there would be no necessity to spend another $68,000 a year on yet another layer of waste. When other neighboring districts in Westchester are making cuts due to difficult economic times, our district is expanding its bureaucracy. The fact that the District cannot make up its mind about posting the position, certainly does not build upon our confidence in them. It merely supports our assertions that there are serious problems with the way they do business. The City School District would save a lot of money if they just stop ignoring its parents, stakeholders and taxpayer. The New Rochelle Community would do a lot better if they start paying attention to some of this stuff.

School Community Facilitator
PLEASE POST CONSPICUOUSLY

THE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF NEW ROCHELLE ANNOUNCES AN OPPORTUNITY FOR

POSITION TITLE : School Community Facilitator

CLASSIFICATION : COMPETITIVE

SALARY RANGE : $ 67,932 PER ANNUM

Please submit applications to: Ms. Beverly Silverman, Administrator
Municipal Civil Service Commission
515 North Avenue
New Rochelle, NY, 10801

Candidates must be a resident of the City of New Rochelle for at least four (4) months

ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in a field related to human resources, recruitment and retention, community outreach, equal opportunity and/or affirmative active, or law
AND

Three years of full time paid experience in a position with responsibilities in the fields of human resources, mediating racial and cultural conflicts, investigating and resolving complaints of bias or discrimination, coordinating and training equity programs, recruitment and retention, community outreach, equal employment opportunity and/or affirmative action or a related field.

Please explain your qualifications for this position completely and accurately in your application.

Applications will be initially reviewed by Civil Service to determine whether each candidate meets the minimum requirements.

REQUIRED PRE-EMPLOYEMENT FINGERPRINT PROCESSING FEE:
$32 NRPD AND $94.75 NYS DEPT OF EDUCATION
A M/FMC EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 9, 2008

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The position described below was posted on the City School District of New Rochelle website on September 2, 2008. Shortly after it was removed for a revision.

THE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF NEW ROCHELLE ANNOUNCES AN OPPORTUNITY FOR

POSITION TITLE : School Community Facilitator

CLASSIFICATION : COMPETITIVE

SALARY RANGE : $ 67,932 PER ANNUM

Please submit applications to: Ms. Beverly Silverman, Administrator
Municipal Civil Service Commission
515 North Avenue
New Rochelle, NY, 10801

Candidates must be a resident of the City of New Rochelle for at least four (4) months

ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in a field related to human resources, recruitment and retention, community outreach, equal opportunity and/or affirmative active, or law
AND

Three years of full time paid experience in a position with responsibilities in the fields of human resources, mediating racial and cultural conflicts, investigating and resolving complaints of bias or discrimination, coordinating and training equity programs, recruitment and retention, community outreach, equal employment opportunity and/or affirmative action or a related field.

Please explain your qualifications for this position completely and accurately in your application.

Applications will be initially reviewed by Civil Service to determine whether each candidate meets the minimum requirements.

REQUIRED PRE-EMPLOYEMENT FINGERPRINT PROCESSING FEE:
$32 NRPD AND $94.75 NYS DEPT OF EDUCATION
A M/FMC EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 9, 2008

As I suspected, Mr Organisciak is incorrect when he states that all New Rochelle Schools have been rated as "high performing by the State. Mr. Ira Schwartz, the State Education Department's Coordinator for Accountabiity, Policy, and Administration says that only 7 of our schools have been rated as such. 1 school plus the district itself have been designated as "recognized" and the remainder as "rapidly improving". This is not bad news in itself; the troubling aspect is the misdesignation of all 19 schools as "high performing."

You can check criteria for yourselves by examining the Commissioners Regulations specifically Section 100.2(p) and look at all schools on the "high performing" list by accessing http:/www.emsc.nysed.gov/irts/school-accountability/2006-07/HighPerformingList....

Frankly, it is difficult for me to understand a district head not being fully aware of all this and reporting in a glib fashion a response to serious queries raised by concerned parents and those who have the city's best interest in heart -- especially when that response is wrong. I think Mr. Organisciuk likely got bad information from his staff and I don't think he consciously mislead anyone. Maybe he will use this as a wake-up call to sharpen up his direct reports under the new reorganization

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