Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Well, it looks like we finally have a settled contract. The outline for successful negotiations is to the left. It works so well, especially during the summer sessions. We were able to institute the three tier drug plan which will save the district thousand of dollars a years, even though it will cost some teachers more money who are on maintenance drugs with no generic. We are also able to spread out the retroactive pay over a long period of time by claiming that it's too complicated to do all at once, so we have to do it year by year and only give the teacher a little bit at one time. That should allow significant interest payments to accrue in our account at the bank which is windfall money to the school district. Class sizes are at a maximum for intermediate and middle schools. Hopefully no one will move into the district. Lots of special ed needs this years which are peppered throughout all of the class rooms. That way all teachers share the load equally and we don't have to hire any additional teachers or aides. Lastly, I would like to thank the school board for my very generous 6% raise. When you do a good job and save lots of money, you are rewarded.