Monday, October 11, 2010

The Greece School Board Can't Afford To Ignore Policy 6431

  
Will The Greece Central School District's Board of Education Do The Right Thing Before Approving The New GTA Contract Tuesday Night?

The District shall prepare an estimated cost for each portion of any new employment contract or addendum to the extent feasible. The estimated costs will include the anticipated amount needed for each year of the new contract or addendum. This cost estimate shall be attached to all new contracts or addendums and shall be available to the public. It will be the responsibility of the Superintendent and the Human Resources Department to have these figures available, if possible, ten days prior to any Board discussion of contracts and/or addendums.

The Board will discuss and report the projected costs of such contracts in open session and the projected costs will be recorded in the official meeting minutes.

15 comments:

Charlie Hubbard said...

Follow the policy and tell the 'benefit to the district' identified in the Comptrollers audit perhaps in the form of how this contract contributes to the improvement of educational outcomes.

Cost and Quality

Anti-GTA said...

GTA members are such babies. All they have done is complained about how LITTLE they are getting in this contract. Perhaps they should talk with their friends and family who don't work in a school to see when the last time they received a raise was. These people blow my mind. Donny P. made out like a bandit from what I hear.

Charlie Hubbard said...

'IF' as we have heard there is an increase in 'release time' to do more union business it will be interesting to hear how this will be monitored and how the 'cost and quality' will be justifed IE will more subs in the classroom be educatonally benefitial.

Anonymous said...

No updates on the SROs or Family Support
Center. Hmmmmmm....

SCATS said...

To 12:46PM ~~ They can always add it to the agenda at the meeting, but don't hold yer breath ;)

Anonymous said...

maybe not my breath SCATs, but my yes vote
at the ballot box in May for sure

Anonymous said...

Policy? Schmolicy! It is non-binding and lacks punishment for failing to follow it.

Whoever proposed this poorly thought through policy should resign before their term is over.

SCATS said...

To 11:13PM ~~ FYI, there isn't a single policy in the GCSD policy book that has a punishment associated with failing to follow it. The same is essentially true of NYS Education Laws, too. Where have you been?

Anonymous said...

People should stop making believe that it (or any policy) has teeth and either change that or quit whining over something that has no solution.

SCATS said...

To 6:20AM ~~ In other words, you believe we shouldn't hold our ELECTED OFFICIALS ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR WORDS OR ACTIONS? Nice!! Let's just make it a free-for-all in the board room. Why heck, why bother following district policy or regulations, Roberts Rules of Order, State Education Laws? Aside from FEDERAL LAW, we can just ignore it all ;)

Anonymous said...

No. Don't put words in my mouth. I have plenty of my own to fill it with. ;)

I'm saying that you are incapable of holding them accountable. The very policies that they violate have no consequence when not adhered to.

Mr. Hubbard simply added yet another unenforcable policy to an already mind numbing pile of unenforcable policies.

Let's start a grass roots effort to rename the Board Policy Book to something like the Board Babble Book. That is all it is.

SCATS said...

To 4:42PM ~~ You've blamed one person for the actions of 5 or more! This policy might have been one person's idea initially, but it didn't get on the books without support from a majority of the nine on the BOE. If it isn't a good policy, the the BOE needs to either revamp it, or eliminate it. Ignoring it shouldn't be an option. It's time for this spineless group to step-up and own their actions, or inactions as the case may be.

PS ~~ Believe it or not MANY things have happened as a result of what's been said on this BLOG over the last 4+ years.

Anonymous said...

Maybe they voted no because they realized they were not following policy. Maybe we should congratulate them and inform them they should follow the policy BEFORE the next vote on a contract.

Anonymous said...

SCATS's ego is on the rise!

SCATS said...

To 10:23AM ~~ Not at all. It's often necessary to remind the few of the obvious ;)