Sunday, May 26, 2013

Ka-Ching!! There Goes Your Tax $$s


BOE To Approve New GTA Deal
 
BOE Meeting Tuesday, 6:30PM

It is anticipated that the BOE will go into an Exec. Session at 5:30PM to discuss collective bargaining, the employment history of particular person(s) & pending litigation.

Adult Literacy Contract

RESOLVED: That the contractual agreement between the Greece Central School District and the Greece Teachers' Association on behalf of the Adult Teachers Literacy Unit for the timeframe of July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2015 be ratified.

SCATS ~~ I'll bet your brown bag lunch they have NO CLUE what the cost of this agreement is to the district, despite BOE policy that REQUIRES it!! I'll also bet any discussion is minimal.
 

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Doesn't the law require that the school district disclose the cost of any new agreement? When will the BOE start living up to the law?

SCATS said...

To 10PM ~~ Actually, it's the school board's own policy, but they break it all the time.

Anonymous said...

This group of Adult Literacy "teachers" is not a big group at all. If it is more than 15 or 20 I would be suprised. What the superintendent needs to do is get GTA to settle their contract. That is what is bleeding the district dry. Unless someone makes them settle they will never agree, they will continue to keep getting 4 percent every year and premium health care.

Anonymous said...

8;29 does this part of the GTA contract set a president for what the rest of the union want?

Charlie Hubbard said...

Aside to showing all parties know the 'cost' of a contract change, I will be listening to hear the 'benefit to the district'. This was part of the Comptrollers audit 'accepted' by the board in 2008.
This has not happened including the most recent MOU that got us in trouble with the state and was not even addressed or approved by the board.

Anonymous said...

I sure HOPE it doesn't set a "president." (G)

SCATS said...

I listened to this 3 minute "meeting" that began a full 30 minutes late!! Very rude of the BOE to make their audience wait for every meeting to begin, but I digress.

It was stated that 18 (unit)members are covered by this agreement.

Miz Julia stated before the vote on the contract issue: "Everyone received the financial documentation in your packets." As is typical, there was NO DISCUSSION, no hint at the cost to us & nothing said about "the benefit to the district." It passed by a vote of 8 to 0.

Anonymous said...

Guess whose son got a summer job with the district? That's right, Julia's. Never even saw a posting for summer positions and yet the Board Presidents kid has a summer job. First her younger son gets private tutoring so he can pass the social studies exam ( who knows if he actually passed the exam, what teacher would fail him after he was tutored by one of the Superintendent's favorite boy toys) and now the older one is working a summer job at district office. Watch out DO employees Julia has another mole aside from her personal friend, the Board clerk. Oh the things she'll be able to hold over people now. Please, please, please let there be a new Board President come July.

Anonymous said...

Charlie, with regard to the audit, the Comptrollers problem with "benefit to the district" was only in reference to the last minute change to the Walts’ contract in the area of health care. They cited the fact that the addendum was signed in December 2004 and he later resigned in March of 2005, therefore, they questioned the long term benefit to the District regarding the additional 20% increase. They called it an unequivocal gift of public funds. I call it STEALING on the part of Walts.

SCATS said...

To 11:40AM ~~ I disagree!! Your recall is faulty.

The Comptroller lambasted the BOE much more broadly for failure to have set procedure/s to ensure they knew what MOU's & MOA's were adopted by a past Supt. since they often FAILED TO VOTE ON THEM! (SOUND FAMILIAR??? IT SHOULD!)

#18 of the Comptoller's recommendations is: The district should ensure that changes to employment agreements & union contracts have SOME BENEFIT TO THE DISTRICT BEFORE THEY ARE ENTERED INTO.

SCATS said...

Also from the draft audit report:

"The board did not protect the district's financial interests from waste and abuse. The board's failure to develop sound policies to manage district resources, its unwillingness to monitor district finances and its acquiesence to the demands and practices of a powerful superintendent resulted in a poor control environment in the district."

Sadly, history IS REPEATING ITSELF once again!

Charlie Hubbard said...

to 11:40 (anonymous)
Your making it up - item 17 page 30 is exactly as Scats recites it.

Why are you blaming Walts? Make no mistake THE BOARD was responsible for the lifetime medical. It was THE BOARD who approved it with NO IDEA what the cost was or was going to be - PURE INCOMPETENCE and yes PURE IGNORANCE and yes PURELY IRRESPONSIBLE. Could it happen again - damn right - if policies are not followed.

Anonymous said...

So no union group of employees should ever get any sort of a raise again? That seems ridiculous.

SCATS said...

To 4:45PM ~~ Are you telling us that our unions provide NO BENEFIT to the district?? Otherwise, your statement makes no sense in light of the discussion.