Monday, March 15, 2010

Preliminary Budget Hearing 6:30PM Tues

  
It is anticipated that the BOE will go into an Exec. Session at 6:00PM to discuss the employment history of particular person(s), pending litigation & collective bargaining.

Preliminary Public Budget Hearing @6:30PM

Budget Discussion following the hearing

THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO WHINE TO THE BOE!
DON"T LOSE OUT!!

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do they give extra credit for crying real tears?

Anonymous said...

SPEND LESS.

Anonymous said...

Many should complain to make them lower the spending. But we will still vote no anyway. And they know that. And their base of sheeple is getting smaller and smaller. Even with a get-the-vote-out phone tree of the parents, the budget vote will be defeated.

Anonymous said...

Who were the board members that did not vote to ask the various unions to consider taking a pay cut?

To me that sends a message regardless of their expectations of the union's accepting such an idea.

Anonymous said...

Is this one going to be on the radio like the regular meetings. It might be fun to listen for a little while.

SCATS said...

To 10:55AM ~~ Yes, it will be.

SCATS said...

To 10:34AM ~~ A didin't realize it wasn't unanimous. In fact, I thought someone said they were doing it to send a UNIFIED MESSAGE to GTA. Do you know how many failed to support the resolution?

SCATS said...

To 10:34AM ~~ The results of that vote were Ferington, McCabe & the hockey mom (Stenglein) opposed it.

Anonymous said...

I would not expect any union to accept a pay freeze; the district has screwed itself over financially, not the unions. Greece has wasted so much money it is absolutely ridiculous to ask their employees to take a freeze in pay. Funny (not really), no other districts have asked this of their unions. Also, more districts keep settling contracts with their Teacher Unions--for higher pay, higher percentage increases, and the same contributions to health care that Greece has. Oh well, as the saying goes, s--t always rolls downhill. Sigh.

SCATS said...

To 8:02PM ~~ I believe you are wrong about other districts asking for a wage freeze based upon a situation Frank Oberg mentioned at tonight's BOE meeting. According to the NYSSBA publication "On Board": The Somers Faculty Association (Somers School District in Westchester County) agreed to a new three year contract with a wage freeze in year one, followed by a 1.75% increase in year two, and a 1.9% increase in year three.

Anonymous said...

I should have been more specific...none in the area that I am aware of.

SCATS said...

To 8:38PM ~~ Welcome to MY world :)

Anonymous said...

8;38
I believe Hilton just did the same.
Todays or yesterdays d+c.

Anonymous said...

Did you see how much their (Somers)first year teachers make? And how many sick days they can accumulate and roll over? And they get over forty dollars an hour to tutor ONE kid? And the top steps can make over 121 thousand? You think teachers in Greece make too much...check out some other contracts, you will see Greece has a decent contract but certainly not the best. Yes, the scores are tanking but we are becoming more of a city school district as we have more free and reduced lunches than ever, and less parental involvement than ever. I have never seen so many kids with such crazy home lives, and for the most part, the apple does not fall far from the tree. Try teaching students who have parents in jail, on drugs, not home as they work nights so there is no help for homework and they are generally unsupervised, parents who don't even speak the language, emotional, physical and sexual abuse...the list goes on and on. How do you get kids to care about learning when they have so much to deal with at home????

SCATS said...

To 10:14PM ~~ I hear so much whining & complaining by Greece teachers about the students they are charged with teaching. To me, it sounds like they are making excuses for why the results are so bad. I say this because if I were to really believe it was as awful as they say, I'm pretty sure they would be heading for the door and seeking out something less challenging, say in the corporate world. That simply hasn't been the case. Given that, it's time these teachers get over it and find a way to impart knowledge effectively into the noggins of the town's children.

Anonymous said...

Scats at 11:23
In the corporate world there is no job security or tenure. They could never survive having to produce and compete.

Anonymous said...

to 10;14
Has your union come forth with any answers to your questions? If they have I have not heard it.
Your right Scats it sounds like excuss making.

SCATS said...

To 6:52AM ~~ I know that. That's why I suggested it :)

SCATS said...

To 7:21AM ~~ They've suggested that administration and OTHER AREAS be cut. In other words, cut them, not us. I've heard that GTA feels as if agreeing to early retirements was an actual concession on their part. It wasn't.