Tuesday, September 07, 2010

BOE Special Meeting Tonight


6PM, Apollo Cafeteria
School Resource Officer Discussion

Motion: The Board of Education approves the Greece Central School District adding the School Resource Officers back into the 2010-11 Budget at a cost not to exceed $120,000.

Moved: Ferington
Seconded: McCabe

Motion: Amend the current motion to" investigate the impact" of the orginal motion.

Moved: O'Toole
Seconded: McCabe
Adopted 8-0
Motion: The Board of Education approves the Greece Central School District investigating adding the School Resource Officers back into the 2010-11 budget at a cost not to exceed $120,000 and to investigate the impact of this possibility.

Moved: Ferington
Seconded: McCabe
Adopted 8-0
  

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Who will be responsible for measuring the impact
of the reinstatement? How will this be measured?
Who will incur the cost?

Anonymous said...

Are they changing the budget - now? NOW?

SCATS said...

To 2:17PM ~~ Apparently they have some "extra cash" stowed away someplace. Wait until you see how much extra they find to settle GTA's contract while the kids suffer on "contingency."

Anonymous said...

Why is it that the whole world seems to know that if high school started 1-2 hours later, kids would do much better in school.
Several good studies have demonstrated better attendance and performance on tests.

Only school boards and superintendents seem to be oblivious to these findings.
I reasons I have been told are sports complications and teachers do not want to give up their early tee-times. The sports complications have been worked out where this has been tried. Guess it's those pesky tee-times that are holding up any change.

After all , it is for the kids you know!

Anonymous said...

How many consultants will be need to "measure" the impact?

SCATS said...

To 2:57PM ~~ I thought it was for all of those teachers who had second jobs or businesses to run ... ?

Anonymous said...

2;52/scats
Is it not an increase in spending?
How you pay for it is not the question.
Was this same item not voted down at budget time? What has changed since then?

I ask again is this not an increase in spending?

Anonymous said...

They need the police officers in the schools, it will be money well spent. What they don't need is paid vacations, OOPS,I mean seminars for ANY district employees.

SCATS said...

To 5:56PM ~~ Of course it's another increase in spending money the taxpayers said they didn't want spent. We can just add it to the ever-lengthening list.

SCATS said...

Apparently, the BOE didn't want us to hear their meeting or its outcome. Although mentioned on the news at 5PM, the meeting wasn't broadcast on WGMC and none of the media websites are reporting on the outcome of the SRO issue as of this time.

Anonymous said...

To 6:03 please explain how you know the
money will be "well spent"

Anonymous said...

TV news is reporting approval of this spending and money being taken out of 'reserves' to pay for it.
Is this what 'reserves' are for?
Why was spending not reduced in another area to pay for this? I believe it's called priorities.

Scats, from a previous posting - not answered - was this item not already voted down at budget time? What changed?

Charlie Hubbard said...

Did this request come from the super? From the pricipals? From the gta?
If so I don't recall that happening.

SCATS said...

To 7:38AM ~~ Thank you :)

Anonymous said...

To 1:13am, Just walk down the halls of the high schools or middle schools and you will see the need for added security.

SCATS said...

To Charlie ~~ I believe it was the BOE that "decided" on their own. Or maybe they are getting their "input" outside of public meeting times, like our Town Board does ;) Thanks Mr. Boily?

Anonymous said...

12:22 But they are only there for a few hours in each school 1 or 2 days a week. They are a "presence". According to the news they are "off duty" police officers that are working "overtime". So if you are a Home Depot or Wegmans employee that works full time and you put in a few shifts security at Greece Central over your 40 hours you will be paid as a part time employee at straight time. But if you are one of these police officers we are paying you time and half.