As I stated in my first response, to the best of my
knowledge the only way a teacher can be barred from
teaching across multiple district is for criminal
activity or endangerment of minors. For those offenses, the
teacher's statewide certification can be revoked
(permanently or temporarily depending upon circumstances)
and the teacher cannot teach in any district.
It is different within a district, because if a
district wants to decide that a teacher is not a good fit
for their district and to decide they should not work
there, they can certainly do so. The file that indicates
this is contained within the single district (never sent to
employers in another district), so it has no effect on a
teacher's employment opportunities in a different district.
Where this gets tricky is within the largest districts, NYC
and LAUSD. These districts are large enough to cover very
large areas and have "sub-districts" within them, often
simply called "districts" locally, but NYC and LAUSD are
nevertheless still single districts, just as any Smalltown
Unified School District is. It seems much different because
these "superdistricts" cover such large areas. But it
really is the same concept - a district can fire you
whether it's a large district or a small one, and then you
can teach within another district in the same state or
anywhere else that accepts your certification, but you can
no longer teach within the same district.
In my experience it is only teachers from the two or three
the largest districts that call this 'blacklisting' and I
do understand how it is much more difficult to find another
position in those situations - it involves going much
further away from 'home' to find a position in another
district because those districts are so large.
On 11/13/16, In NYC, yes! wrote:
> On 12/06/13, Donna wrote:
>> Just curious, I hear a lot about Admin "blacklisting"
>> teachers so they can not work. It has not happed to me
>> how does it happen? Is it a letter on the file?
> The NYC Department of Education "problem codes" (i.e.,
> "red flags") pedagogical personnel in their Employee
> Information Systems database for a variety of reasons:
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