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10:30 am on Tuesday, January 29, 2013
You need to look at the new teachers contract. This IS what they wanted.
9:32 am on Tuesday, January 29, 2013
This is nothing more than an attempt to placate the HS teachers. When they went away from block schedules they have more students a day and think they should be compensated for it (mind you they didn't take a cut when they went to block schedules). By forcing study hall on students teachers have a non instructional period.
4:55 pm on Friday, November 16, 2012
"If they don't like working without a contract then get a job elsewhere" Well I guess I ask why do you live here? I have looked at a lot of your posts and you don't appear to like anything about the area. Why don't you just exercise your right to move?
4:52 pm on Friday, November 16, 2012
I have no complaints with the education my kids are receiving either, its why I still live here. They are at OEHS and Bednarcik. Are there times I don't agree with an assignment or grade, sure, but that's life. All in all I think they have receive a top notched education.
1:36 pm on Friday, November 16, 2012
Then go to the District 308 web site. Its all there, you can look up the salary for any 308 employee.
1:30 pm on Friday, November 16, 2012
Yeah! Lets fire them all, shut down the schools, stop paying the Police and Fire department, sell off streets and sanitation's assets, turn off the water and stop up the sewers. Sounds like a fabulous idea.
1:20 pm on Friday, November 16, 2012
Really? Consistently (with the exception of science) since 2009 ISAT scores have increased. In this year's ISATs, 308 outperformed state averages by 30% points. Admittedly 2012 looks like an anomaly (state averages really bombed) however even in 2011 308 outperformed the state by 4-9% depending on the subject area. Oh and to answer your question "Where can you be a loser in your job and demand more money?" Any professional sport, a lawyer, weather man (I can continue if you'd like)
11:01 am on Friday, November 16, 2012
Though I agree the change has been tough, I do not believe they need to be compensated for it. Did they take a pay cut when they went to block schedules? No. Sorry but the high school teachers now have to teach the same format the jr high teachers. Suck it up.
10:58 am on Friday, November 16, 2012
First as to the ballot question, If you ask anyone if they want to pay less for anything, no one would say no. It was a stupid question to even be on the ballot. It didn't ask are you willing to have your services reduced to save 20% on your taxes.
Second I would like to know where you came up with 85% of the budget is salaries and benefits. The budget doesn't show that, 36% instruction, 42% support, 6% Payments to other districts, 16% for debt. (http://www.oswego308.org/assets/5/finance_business/Oswego_School_Dist_308_Final_FY13_Budget.pdf)
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