RECRUITMENT BULLETIN #12-135 2013 SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM
MAY 13, 2013 ATTENDANCE TEACHERS GRADES PreK-12
This is a new posting – you must apply specifically to this posting if you are interested in these positions.
If you already applied for a summer position, you may apply for this position, and if accepted for both,
work the program of your choice.
The Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Pamela C. Brown, is interested in receiving applications from qualified
candidates for Grades PreK-12 summer school teaching positions:
ATTENDANCE SUPPORT TEACHERS
Staff hours: 8:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. or 9:15a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Student hours: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Classes to be held: July 9 – August 14, 2013
APPLICATION: Candidates must complete an application form available on the District website,
Candidates must hold a Master's degree and be certified in School Attendance. Teachers and administrators
with this certification are eligible to apply. Those with certifications in Guidance Counseling, School Social
Work, School Psychology or another Pupil Personnel area are encouraged to apply. It is also acceptable to
hold certification as a School District Administrator (SDA) or School District Leader (SDL). Candidates must
have a minimum of three years of approved and appropriate experience in one of the above areas or
equivalent. Ability to communicate in languages besides English is a plus. Experience in a professional
position in business as well as experience in education is also desirable. Priority in the selection of teachers
will be given to qualified permanent/tenured/probationary/temporary Buffalo Public School teachers in order
of summer school seniority.
The responsibilities of an Attendance Support Teacher (AST) are many and varied. Attendance Support
Teachers exist to support the efforts of parents/guardians and our individual school buildings to improve
the level of student attendance throughout the district. The responsibilities of an AST include:
Assist administrative and other building personnel in planning and executing a successful student attendance program at every assigned school. This plan will be included in the CEP for the school.
Report cases of suspected Educational Neglect and/or child abuse as per BPS and New York State guidelines.
Assist in the early identification and diagnosis of attendance problems of BPS students by conducting parent meetings at home, in school or at the parent's workplace.
Work to improve those aspects of BPS school operations that may act as barriers to regular student attendance. These could include such areas as transportation issues, school uniforms, scheduling, and placement.
Create individual Attendance Improvement Plans (AIP) for students with chronic and severe chronic attendance levels.
Consistently communicate New York's Compulsory Attendance Law and district attendance regulations to students AND parents and educate families on the importance of excellent school attendance.
Provide analysis of attendance data for school personnel, Parent Facilitators, students & families, community members and others as directed by the Supervisor of Attendance Services.
Follow up on students who do not return to their school after the completion of a long term suspension.
Check on the status of Family Court warrants that have been issued for students.
Refer students/parents to appropriate school and community resources.
Make status investigations on non-compliant families in the Home Schooling (Parental Taught) program.
Assist law enforcement personnel with identification and apprehension of truants.
Partner with school personnel such as Student Support Teams, PBS and Safe and Civil School teams, Parent Facilitators and school attendance designees to continuously improve attendance operations at the school level.
Keep abreast of all new Education laws on the Federal and State levels relating to the Pupil Personnel area of school operations.
Be a source for important trends and information relating to school attendance, dropout prevention and other topics.
Maintain complete electronic and paper records of all contacts as directed by the Supervisor of Attendance Services. Submit monthly productivity reports. Submit bi-weekly reports documenting contacts with students who are chronically absent.
Provide appropriate attendance interventions to increase satisfactory attendance levels (5% or fewer absences) in assigned schools. At the same time, reduce the levels of chronic (10% but less than 20%) and severe chronic absence (20% or greater) in the same schools.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Supervisor of Attendance Services.
Paid teacher preparation day is July 8, 2013 (3 hour session). Successful candidates are encouraged to attend.
Appointment will be made by the Board of Education upon the recommendation of the Superintendent following
assessment of summer school seniority, training, credentials, and evaluation of service. Interviews shall be
scheduled where appropriate.
SALARY: Teacher hourly rate based on BTF contract.
FUND #: Pending funding
FOR FILING: MAY 28, 2013
DR. PAMELA C. BROWN,
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS