Wednesday, August 19, 2009

GASA Contract: A "Sweetheart Deal" For GCSD Administrators?

THE BOE recently approved a new 3 year contract for 64 district administrators that provides 3+% increases for each of the next 3 years.* The heftiest increase of 3.46% will occur in year 3, which is notable because it will stay in play for as long as it takes to negotiate a new deal at that time.

SCATS ~~ In what areas have these folks performed to substantiate their ongoing raises given the current economy?

* ~~ 3.17% in 2009; 3.08% in 2010; 3.46% in 2011 includes benefits & salaries


SCATS said...

It has been pointed out to me that it is "unlikely" that the 3.4% will be pertinent in 3 years time due to expected turnover.

Anonymous said...

Scats - what does that mean? That the higher salaried individuals won't be there to get that 3.4%? That wage increase will still be pertinent for anyone else who works in the GASA unit three years from now and it will still be in place during subsequent contract negotiations. I don't understand the comment.

SCATS said...

To 1:48PM ~~ Apparently, there is some sort of expectation by the BOE that the people covered by the 3.46% increase will have left the district by then. I'm not holding my breath.

Anonymous said...

But aren't they paying more for their health care benefits like the rest of us?

Silly me!

Charlie Hubbard said...

Scats; please relay for me to the person who made the 11:10 comment that THAT is two pounds of crap in a one pound bag.
What an absolute pile of garbage.
Please tell me what THAT has to do with this contract???????
Are you telling me the board made a decission on this contract based on THIS type of info?????? If come info ????

I want to know the 'benefit to the district' as decribed in the Comptrollers report and approved by the board. WELL where is it board - you said you would provide it WHERE is it.

Scats; please don't buy a used car from the person who 'pointed out' the info in your 11:10 posting.

SCATS said...

Charlie ~~ Don't worry. I'm not in the market for a used car, not when the "guvmint" is paying people to buy new ones!! :)

Anonymous said...

Off topic:

Scats here is the perfect example of those points kids earn for nothing, look at the BONUS ITEMS!
Really p-me off!

7th Grade ASL – Level 1A
􀂾 Minimal 2 GB Thumb Drive (label with Student’s name) for ASL Class Only
􀂾 1 subject spiral notebook
􀂾 1 ½ inch 3 ring binder
􀂾 1 package loose leaf paper
􀂾 6 index tabs for Binder
􀂾 Highlighters (2 different colors)
􀂾 Color pencils
􀂾 2 glue sticks
􀂾 Pencils (#2 & pens)
􀂾 Notebook size 3 hole punch (extra)
Optional Extra’s for the general class use (5 bonus points for each optional supply)
􀂾 1 box of tissues
􀂾 1 hand sanitizer
􀂾 1 bottle Clorox clean up wipes
􀂾 3 blank writeable CD’s (for storage of video portfolio Data)
Summer Reading Books / Book Reports
􀂾 A Season of Change, by Lois L. Hodge

SCATS said...

To 2:27PM ~~ That's not a school supply list. It's more like holding the parent's hostage for the student's grades BEFORE they walk into the building!

Anonymous said...

Maybe this is Stevie's good-bye gift to his friends.

Charlie Hubbard said...

Gift is right!!!
Everything in these contracts seem to be give aways, nothing seems to be tied to educational improvement.

Without expectations, yes it is a gift. (from taxpayers)

I make no bones about this, even the Comptroller saw it and made the recommendation that the board show the 'benefit to the district' when approving contracts.

The board approved the Comptrollers recommendations and voted as such. Unfortunatly school board members don't take their votes seriously or keep their word. As a result the people board members were elected to represent (the taxpayers) take it on the chin (AGAIN and AGAIN).

Remember the Walts medical was a gift whereas the district had no expectations in return.
The contracts being approved are no different - no improvement or expectations required. The only 'change' requirement comes from the taxpayers. MORE $$$$$