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School Board meeting highlights

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Jeff Gambill
Highlights of Thursday's Clay Community School Board of Trustees meeting included:

* The board unanimously approved the master contract, which had a 1 percent salary increase for teachers and a .5 percent continuation of the VEBA.

Other employees also received a 1 percent salary increase and a .5 percent continuation of salary instead of a VEBA.

The salary increase is not on the salary schedule and is a one-time offer,

* In a 6-0-1 vote, with board member Ron Scherb abstaining, the board moved Northview High School Assistant Principal Lynn Romas to Assistant Principal Jim Clausen's position upon his retirement at the end of December, as well as move English teacher Jeff Gambill to the position vacated by Romas,

* The board unanimously approved the purchase of nine, 78- passenger school buses from Midwest Transit Equipment for $618,016 as well as reject all fuel bids and purchase fuel from the companies that submitted the bids on an as needed basis, and

* With unanimous approval policy 3446: Technology purchases; policy 2811: Harassment, intimidation, threatening and bullying; and policy 7602: Advanced placement homework, were passed.

The next meeting of the Clay Community School Board of Trustees will be 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 9, in the media center at North Clay Middle School.

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I would like to point out that NOBODY got a 1% raise. The teachers received a 1% lump sum payment of their annual contractual salary, and .5% payment, later in the year, to their VEBA account. Administration got a 1.5% lump sum payment now based on their annual contractual salary. All other school employees got lump sum stipends of $450.00 for working 260 days a year and all others received $225.00 (1/2 of the first group) for working 240 days or less( 20 days less = 1/2 payment. This $225.00 included people who make teacher wages (as does the administration) as well as having employment agreements ( as does the administration) but received far less and was not represented in any meeting that took place to discuss this matter. The administration made sure they got there share but didn't even try to look out for the best interests of all the employees they are supposed to help represent and look out for.

The Administration, took advantage of the lack of knowledge of the new school board as well as the men and women that are not "Teachers" but play just as important part of the education of the taxpayers children and the maintenaince and day to day activities that goes on in the school building. Without these "non-teachers" within our schools, the school system would not be able to exist in the current market and we need to recognize and pay them according to their actual worth, not what the administration thinks is just, because we have seen too many times over and over the adminstration will only look after themselves and not their employess.

-- Posted by thumpersdad on Mon, Dec 20, 2010, at 1:52 PM

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