Atlanta School System Reorganizes Positions

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – A spokesperson for Atlanta Public Schools say that 64 employees at the main office recently learned  positions in finance, human resources, and communications are being either eliminated or reclassified.

School system officials say the changes are meant to save money and help schools by moving support staff into the schools.

APS also plans to add63 new positions and those employees who were displaced when their jobs were eliminated, will get priority consideration for new positions for which they are qualified.

Authorities say the reorganization is expected to save the district $500,000.

  • Regina Hudson

    This is a load of BS that the public is being fed. Nothing will be made as they are eliminating positions and creating higher paying position i.e. Director and Assistant Director positions. The people like me who are low on the priority list will be offered lesser paying jobs even though I have an MBA and a CPA. Some of the employees being affected are not being treated fairly because this is a witch hunt. Several Senior Managers have told the other managers that they shouldn’t worry because they will be taken care of meaning they will get the Director/Asst Director positions. The employees such as myself are being pushed out the door for no valid reason. It all goes back to race. The majority of the workers put on notice of their positions being abolished are black. There were only 2 white managers and 1 white supervisor notified. Of course their positions are being abolished for good measure so that us blacks won’t get together and sew because of discrimination. On the flip side, they are creating positions that mirror their current positions with one big difference, they will have a higher salary and a bigger title. Before the public jumps on the band wagon and think that APS is correcting their wrongs, don’t bet on it. It’s more of bait and switch and the little man taking it in the end. Good old Georgia and their At-Will employment status!

    • fed up APS

      Everything said in the post abve is true. Please don’t pounce on one mispelled word. It should be sue, not sew. This reorganization is the new subtle racism that African-American employees deal with in the workplace. The new Superintendent does not see the hidden agenda because it is just that, hidden.

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