ERIC Number: EJ759462
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-23
Reference Count: N/A
Iraq Deployments Being Felt in the Schools
Samuels, Christina A.
Education Week, v24 n28 p1, 17 Mar 2005
Two years after the United States began its military operations in Iraq, U.S. elementary and secondary schools are among the organizations that still must cope with the loss of employees to military service. This article reports on a number of concerns among districts and schools as the U.S. military operations continue for the foreseeable future. Districts must hire substitutes for staff members who have been deployed. They are also faced with reintegrating administrators and teachers into a school system after they have been gone for months or more. Districts also have faced peculiarities related to tenure issues, stemming from when employees leave on long deployments or for multiple deployments. For many schools, dealing with such situations is becoming, if not routine, then expected. Since they tend to be relatively large organizations, school districts are in a better position than many employers to absorb the loss of personnel. And despite whatever headaches the departures might cause, administrators have been quick to say how proud they are of their employees who serve.
Descriptors: Employees, Military Service, Boards of Education, Labor Turnover, Teacher Supply and Demand, Employment Patterns, Personnel Needs, Employment Projections, National Organizations, Military Personnel, Teacher Shortage, School Districts, Tenure
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Connecticut; Iraq; United States; Wisconsin