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Impending Disaster For Buffalo Teacher Transfer Process

BTF outlines major problems by the district

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Buffalo Teacher's Federation showed today almost a year of attempts to alert the district of severe transfer problems that include administrators improperly evaluating teachers and during the interview process teachers being embarrassed by rejection in the presence of other staff. President Phil Rumore says the district wants to create a new transfer plan. 

"Each time they've come to us and said let's do it again, let's do it again and we've told them no, not until the problems have been corrected," Rumore said.

Hundreds of teachers have applied for transfers and many more will because of school reductions. Rumore says the BTF will file a greivence if the district makes transfers without correcting the problems.

"We have offered to work with the district to solve the problems," Rumore said. "We've outlined the things that need to be done over, over and over again and they're not being done and if they don't start doing something before they start making transfers, it's going to be a disaster."

Once a greivance is filed all transfers will have to be re-done. Rumore says he does not blame the superindent, saying this is a staff issue.