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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - November 7, 1982, Tokyo, Japan 1 8 Pacific stars and stripes november 1982 local hires to save Dodds Money in a budget tightening department of defense depend ent schools Dodds officials Are considering hiring More military family members As full time teachers for the 198384 school said a Dodds it is not yet known How Many teachers will be needed next but school officials Are canvassing overseas communities to find out How Many qualified teachers they can add to the work Force from military households around the we will not know How Many teachers will be needed overseas until requests come in in said the but last year we filled roughly 500 vacancies from we Only receive requests for positions they cant fill we cant Tell you exactly How Many positions will be filled by family members because the records Are kept by the local civilian personnel offices and its not necessary for us to know according to Dodds statistics As of the end of percent of the full time teaching and other educator positions were occupied by military family nearly 75 percent of the substitute teachers Are and 64 percent of the other jobs in the school system Are filled with family hiring teachers locally in response to reports that officials from the general accounting office Gao said in August that several million dollars could be shaved from the school budget by hiring teachers a Dodds official said Gao identified teacher recruitment As a possible Means of Cost the Gao did not find that More dependents could be it did find that there was no data base on which such determinations could be the Gao recommended that the department of defense establish such a data base in order that it in the determine whether the most effective utilization of dependents As teachers was being the official said principals try to schedule classes and design positions to make the Best use of available but there Are still Many vacancies for which candidates Are not available in said the there Are Many extracurricular activities which must be assigned activities which an otherwise qualified applicant might not be Able and willing to perform the official said the Dodds hiring policy has when two or More candidates Are equally qualified for a the family member is Given preference but officials said More military family members were not hired in the past because they lacked the Broad educational a speech therapist shows proper Tongue experience required by they explained that Dodds teachers have to be More versatile than those in stateside schools because a lot of the schools Are Small and in isolated the Ideal Dodds teacher is a person who can teach two or More coach sports and run other extracurricular the standards Are not lowered for the Benefit of said the con the Quality of education provided remains in the employment of dependents helps to improve the Quality of education in the with a budget of just Over Dodds hires about teachers to fill positions in 271 schools in 20 countries around the Dodds officials dont expect any problems from the teachers Union if More family members overseas Are hired instead of filling positions from the stateside but they Are concerned about the military member being reassigned and jobs having to be filled in the Middle of the school when we hire someone Over they agree to be there for a specific period of said the depending on the teach ers Are hired for one or two year but i think the average time they stay is about seven we have some people who have been in the Dodds system for 25 substitute teachers the Gao report also said hiring full time family members would reduce the million a year the school system spends on hiring substitute each at the rate of a but some school officials said a Pool of substitute teachers is necessary because teachers can Only accumulate 75 Days of at that they either go on vacation or Start losing teachers earn 10 leave Days a it would take iy2 years to accumulate 75 Days and the average time teachers spend overseas is about 7 principals maintain that rather than lose teachers take 10 Days a year and substitutes Are needed to fill the Dodds officials Here plan to ask the department of defense and Congress to remove the 75day they Are gambling on teachers taking less leave if they Are allowed to accumulate More which would reduce the need for briefs urinalysis exemption Usa the depart ment of the army has announced a change to army regulation 60085 that will exempt most individuals with a positive urinalysis for cannabis nods the from the mandatory medical evaluation according to army personnel in announcing the army officials pointed out that the two major reasons for medical evaluation of urine positive individuals As a result of urinalysis tests do not exist for medical evaluations determine whether positive urinalysis was the result of medically prescribed use or whether serious medical illness has been induced because of drug officials cautioned that the exemption of non dependent individuals with the positive test results from mandatory medical evaluation should not be construed to mean that use of cannabis nods is less serious than other drug but merely reflects the fact that there is no current medical treatment which would cause an individual to be the nor Are known serious physical conditions associated with use of commanders Are urged to continue to be Alert for positive test results for drugs that Are Seldom or never used for military such As cocaine or new Liaison officer Hick am Hawaii Usan a Pilot with More than combat hours in both b52 bombers and c130 cargo transports has been assigned As the Liaison officer for strategic air command to Pacific command and Pacific air John the new commander of the Sac Liaison arrived in late october from his previous duty As Deputy commander for operations at the 416th bomb griffiss he is responsible for supporting the National strategic deterrent Mission with a mixed Force of bombers and prevention award Hickam Hawaii Usan Paul weapons safety officer for the 6594th test has earned the Pacific air forces weapons mishap prevention award for his managerial and leadership abilities in exercising technical knowledge of safety Herman vice commander in chief of cited Brousseau professional approach to mishap saying that the safety officer had produced keen healthy attitudes and an exceptionally Safe working the 6594th has earned four excellent ratings on major safety inspections under and his safety program was credited with the groups near perfect Success rate in Mission performance and conservation of valuable

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