As we approach the holiday season, I can’t help but think about what
lies ahead in the New Year. Since the beginning of the school year, we
have been working hard to finish contract language in bargaining,
helping the District resolve their “budget crisis” and keeping an eye on
the shenanigans of District management . The Bargaining Teams meet on
12/3 & 4 and it is our hope that the District will rescind the cuts
they proposed in May. If they do so, we should be able to finalize the
new contract and present it to you for ratification.
Of greater concern is the “budget crisis.” On 11/7, we presented our
information to the Board about the budget and the discrepancies in the
District’s numbers. As a result, RCOE has reached out and asked to meet
with us on 12/10. My hope is that they see the errors, resolve them and
the “crisis” is over. If this happens, we should be able to restore some
services and positions that directly affect you everyday.
am increasingly concerned about our Superintendent. On my site visits I
ask members if they can name one positive thing he has done for the
District, students or employees. I have yet to hear an answer. Because
of this and many other things, we are conducting a Vote of No Confidence
against the Superintendent. See your site rep to cast your vote. We
will then present the results to the Board on 12/12. We need to let the
Board know that we are not happy with his “right-sizing” which has
resulted in larger class sizes, more combo classes, lack of supplies and
textbooks, dirtier schools, etc.. Enough is Enough!
We are taking charge of protecting our students, as it seems no one else
is doing so. We will not sit by quietly and let lies and fake budgets be
presented at the expense of our kids and employees. Please cast your
Vote of No Confidence and let’s send a message to the School Board that
we stand for our students and each other!