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Last night staff presented its initial analysis of the cost reduction and revenue enhancement opportunities developed in the Board’s December brainstorming session. Many members of the public and the teaching staff attended the meeting, which was held in the Central … Continue reading
At this past Thursday’s Board meeting we reviewed the updated financials for the next three years. It’s bad. Very bad. I was on the Board during the District’s “financial crisis” in the 2002-2003 school year. That crisis was essentially home-grown; … Continue reading
I’ve been putting off writing this entry because, well, because I never would have thought in a million years that I would need to write it. Eric passed away last Tuesday.
Last Thursday’s public comment period had a number of interesting moments while teachers were chastising us for not putting a bigger compensation proposal on the table. But there was one moment that stood out in my mind as surreal. Which … Continue reading
Last Thursday on my way into the Board meeting I had a brand new experience: crossing a picket line. There were a good number of District teachers outside the building protesting and picketing the District’s failure to put forward an … Continue reading
* with apologies to 7-Up, and whoever owns the relevant intellectual property. There’s been a lot of talk lately about teacher compensation and cost of living adjustments (COLAs). I’d like to clarify a few misconceptions. When most people here the … Continue reading