Specifically, I have heard that the concrete tasks of the Corps members would relate directly to Superintendent Hite's Action Plan v1. These people would be assigned one or two of the tasks underlined in the various strategies described on the Action Plan and work with others within the District already. Some people have already been assigned from outside the District and some of the actions have already started. In the meantime, a lot of us applicants are in limbo.
I received an email on January 14th stating that I would get an update on my status by January 22nd. That day I happened to be in the offices of the School District for a professional development session so I decided to talk to the Office of the Deputy Superintendent and find out my status. I met with a woman who told me that they were so overwhelmed that I would have to wait until Friday.
Unfortunately, Friday came and went, and so did some of my trust and faith in this organization. I then tweeted:
To be honest, I am not upset about knowing my status - whether I get it or not is not up to me. But I am quite upset about the lack of professionalism showed to the applicants. Many of us are teachers and we need to make plans for our replacements if that is going to happen. The later and later they come, the worse I will feel about leaving my students. If only they would send a simple email with a realistic timeline, then I'd feel better and more like they cared about my application.
Instead, I am left in limbo-land. An unfortunate place for a teacher trying to help his District.