Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Really? Really.

Our superintendent sent the traditional, end of the year feel good letter this afternoon.

It was particularly hard to stomach, especially since our illustrious leader, who makes over $268,000 in salary and also draws retirement from his earlier job with the county, was given a $25,000 raise in a closed door session of our school board.

What the hell?

We are being asked to take a 2% decrease, a furlough day and no step increase.

A session is being held tomorrow evening for teachers and others to discuss this move; a move that the Vice Chair of the Board has said that the teachers really seem to be supporting. Is she kidding?

I'd be willing to take the hit if the top was taking a hit. But there isn't even the appearance that our leaders are willing to surrender any of their perks. The leadership of the board isn't even aware that the teachers are disgruntled and they think we are going away without a fight.

As if.



Blogger Aerin said...

WOW. Wow. I would be so tempted to TP the principal's house and /then/ hit more respectable, grown-up forms of protest.

5/27/2009 7:48 PM  
Blogger teachergirl said...

TP - perfect!

5/27/2009 7:51 PM  
Blogger Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Your label for this post says it all: piss poor leadership!

5/28/2009 7:30 PM  
Blogger N E S I said...

Ya u r right.

5/30/2009 2:12 PM  
Blogger Melissa B. said...

Speaking of piss poor, got my administrator a tad pissy the other day because of a comment about the stuffed-shirts in central office. I call them central office supply, since they all make 6 figures and don't seem to do anything but count paperclips. Well, I guess I offended one of my admin's bffs, 'cause she went off on me. I just ignored her, though. I don't understand why dozens of ass-wipes get to keep their fancy-schmancy paperclip-counting jobs, while we've had 3 rounds of layoffs at our school alone this year, and I'm not getting a raise. Harrumph!

PS: Please don't forget to join our Sunday Funnies with a visit to Sx3 today!

5/31/2009 11:48 AM  
Blogger Miss Teacha said...

25,000 and you're asked to take a pay cut!!!! Unbelieveable.

6/19/2009 3:21 PM  

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