Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Greece School Board Fails To Ratify GTA Contract

  
Greece Central School District Opening Enrollment Fell By Another 300 In September 2010

SCATS ~~ IT'S TIME TO CLOSE SEVERAL SCHOOLS!
  

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why in the world would the board turn down a contract that so heavily favored the district?

Anonymous said...

Amen, SCATS. How can we continue to shuffle students around when we need to be thinking about consolidation and cost cutting. Think of what it takes in staff (teachers, admin, food service, cleaning), maintenance, busing, utilities, et al to keep a school open. The BOE needs to commission the Supt to propose which schools to close and what process to use to do it.
By hiding from the need to close some schools, we are just kicking the can down the street. The cost per pupil will continue to rise when it would be the smart (but difficult) thing to start in play.

Anonymous said...

I missed the meeting last night.
Did you say that the BOE did NOT ratify the GTA contract???
Was there any serious discussion of the topic?

SCATS said...

To 10AM ~~ Please explain in what way it "heavily favored the district." Thanks!

To 10:06AM ~~ They will continue to do so because the BOE member's own children & grandchildren get a benefit ;)

To 10:46AM ~~ I missed the meeting, too, but yes, the BOE failed to ratify GTA's contract. Shocking huh?

I don't know if there was any discussion or what discussion might have taken place. Anyone care to enlighten us?

Anonymous said...

There was absolutly no discussion = NONE

SCATS said...

To 12:54PM ~~ I'm NOT surprised. Disappointed, yes. Surprised, no. Thank you.

SCATS said...

An interesting aside ... this BLOG/page has been viewed 53 times in the first 4 hrs. following its posting by SCATS. Those numbers do NOT include views made by me when I've written comments, created/edited the posting, etc.

Anonymous said...

What this means is that whoever is negotiating for the Board of Education is (1) out of touch with the Board's interests or (2) not really empowered to properly represent the Board of Education.

Option 1: Resign, if that is you. You are incompetent.

Option 2: GTA should be furious that they have been "negotiating" with the wrong person and didn't know it.

So, name the person(s) who negotiated in behalf of the Board.

SCATS said...

To 4:34PM ~~ Thank you for putting into words exactly what I've been thinking since hearing the news :)

Anonymous said...

As far as I know the person that you are referring to is no longer wtih GCSD. This contract was negotiated with the former superintendent.

Anonymous said...

The Board set this up hoping the teachers would vote it down so they could come back and cry that the teachers are too greedy. When they accepted the cut in healthcare, loss of tuition reimbursement, etc. - the Board didn't expect it. They also wanted more cuts - hence the refusal to ratify.

What a bunch of dishonest charlatans.

Anonymous said...

To 4:34 -- AMEN!!

Anonymous said...

Scats..
Who presented the Contract to the BOE?

It may have made a difference.

Anonymous said...

8:27 No kidding! It seems that the district would have been saving money on health care and tuition too.

SCATS said...

To 10:17PM ~~ I don't know, since I missed the meeting as did my back-up.

Anonymous said...

This is Greece, folks. What did you expect,
grace and consistency?

Charlie Hubbard said...

to 8:27 (the insider) who seems to know the positions of each party.

Your point is?
The position of the union is?
The position of the board is?
Seeing as there was NO discussion at all including contract content, where are you getting your info?

chubbard005@rochester.rr.com
775-6015

Anonymous said...

1:07 PM. So what; I miss the point?

SCATS said...

To 10:55AM ~~ It's an indicator of the interest generated by this particular BLOG/topic. The count for the first 24 hrs. stands at 94 pageviews ;)

Anonymous said...

55000 eligible voters-not even a good .0001 percentage. Second-of your 94 hits, how many were from Greece rsidents/taxpayers. I know a number of people who post here are not Greece residents.

SCATS said...

To 1:22PM ~~ What is YOUR POINT, other than to slam and try (but fail) to detract from the attention and significance given to this BLOG and the posted topic (GTA's contract defeat)? Diverting attention away from the topic at hand and trying to focus it back onto the person/messenger is a common tactic used by the political machinery that has corrupted Greece.

I merely posted a statistic. I made no claims. When was the last time that 10% of those supposedly "eligible voters" lifted a finger (or a ballot) in support of a school district vote? Why would you care where SCATS readers come from, especially given that it's a pretty well known fact that so many Greece Central School District teachers do NOT reside in Greece and, therefore, can't vote in the election? This BLOG topic would be of more interest to them, wouldn't it? I think so ;)

I find it most amusing that a very few (1, maybe 2) people hate this BLOG so much that they feel the need to continually monitor it and try to detract from it. It's going to be 5 years soon ... so how's that working out for ya? If you've been paying any attention at all, you'd recognize that more and more stories are coming out on this BLOG first, then getting picked up by the mainstream media. I know that really sticks in your craw, but if you don't like it, make the changes needed to get support for your side/cause/issue.

Anonymous said...

So if the media relies so much on this BLOG for their news why hasn't there been one mention of it on any news channel or paper? Maybe it is just not a topic of interest to everyone, I am a little surprised.

SCATS said...

To 2:28PM ~~ I'm surprised, too. But then look at what the media has been covering: the recovery of the Chilean miners; Paladino's stance on gay issues; the RIT professor who killed his wife ... and other "homicide-of-the-day" type news. Let's face it, the media is lazy. They love having story ideas just handed to them. Right Meaghan? ;)

Anonymous said...

I am so happy that the BOE voted this contract down. It now saves my family thousands, literally thousands of dollars for medical insurance and coverage.

You see Scats the BOE is looking out for the best interest of their teachers.

Teacher's Spouse.

SCATS said...

To 3:31PM ~~ Since they've said NOTHING, I find that very hard to believe.

Anonymous said...

Scats,
Think about anyone that retires this year, They are getting better policy for their medical than they would have otherwise! Way to go GCSD! Apparently, there is more money in GCSD than stated. They are willing to give it all away.

SCATS said...

To 4:09PM ~~ Or maybe they can't settle the contract if it costs us ANY money. They didn't claim to have a pot set aside for GTA, since we are on a contingency, bare-bones budget, right? If we find out they DO have a pot of money, they will have shown us once again that they can't be trusted ;)

Anonymous said...

SCATS, the GTA is still drooling over the reserves that GCSD has salted away. A little creative accounting and poof, lots of $$$ for some one-time-payments to the GTA.