From the Daily News:
Now that the city has a plan for shutting down the notorious rubber rooms, a more expensive pool of teachers is in the city's crosshairs.
Unassigned school staffers who act as substitutes while raking in their regular salaries cost the city more than $134 million this school year, Education Department data shows.
And at least 342 of them are taking home more than $100,000 annually.
Unlike the staff in the so-called rubber rooms that the city and teachers union agreed to abolish last week, these educators have not been accused of any wrong doing. They lost their jobs due to shrinking enrollment or school closings, and they spend their days covering classes or performing other jobs at schools.
But Schools Chancellor Joel Klein has said that he wants the teachers tossed after one year, instead of having them linger.
About 150 teachers in the pool are at the top pay rate, and about 60% have been on the job for more than 10 years.