The United Federation of Teachers and the Department of Education have been at odds over buyouts for city teachers who are on the payroll but don't have permanent jobs. Now, both sides have released their version of acceptable terms for those buyouts.
The DOE is offering to pay teachers taking a buyout of three months' salary, up to $25,000. That would end up costing between $14,000 and $25,000, depending on the teacher.
The UFT is asking for 6 months salary with a minimum of $35,000. That comes to between $35,000 and $50,000.
The DOE says there are about 1,800 such teachers on the books, costing the city a huge amount of money.
The chancellor and union president released statements Friday blaming each other for misrepresenting the facts and not negotiating in good faith.