Monday, August 7, 2017

School district, support staff wrangle with contract

The Springfield School District announced on Monday that the team representing the Springfield School Board, the River Valley Technical Center board, and the Springfield Support Staff Association in contract negotiations has rejected the report that resulted from mediations.

   

16 comments :

  1. Details? I think all town employees should have their incomes posted, such as the staff of VT does. Then we as tax payers and parents could get a better idea. The whole package deal, meaning salary, health insurance retirement, PTO etc.

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    1. school is separate than town...u can go to town office and ask about salaries

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  2. I agree, they only leak out what they want the public to know, to better their side in the negotiations, or to get the public to side with them, open view is good for the tax payer, an employer knows what they pay an employee, why should the tax payer not know....

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  3. go to the town office and you can get all that info,you just have to ask

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  4. They should just cut all school district pay and benefits by 5 percent for the next 12 months with the caveat that unless the schools start to perform and increase educational scoring that the following year it would be cut by another 5 percent. That would save a lot of money and actually give school employees a reason to actually do the jobs they are hired for.

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    1. Careful, talking unions here.

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    2. and there in itself lies the problem... bingo

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    3. before you on ragging on all school employee's,maybe you should do a little research and you'll find that the admin and teacher get the biggest pay raise's and benefit packages,they receive so much training every year,that must cost a small fortune to the taxpayers,the support staff are always fighting for what they get and it is always far less them what the admin and teachers get,one would think that everybody would be treated the same,but that's not the case

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  5. Unfortunately it is almost impossible to figure out the exact compensation a teacher gets. While the starting salaries appear low you have to add Gold Health Care Plans. Insane Retirement Packages. Paid Sick Leave. Paid Vacations. Paid time off for family leave. If you added it all together it is a pretty good dig.

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  6. Chuck, you are very correct in it being a pretty good dig. None of us with an equivalent education and professional experience reap nearly the same remuneration. Actual hourly pay for time on the job exceeds $80/hr with benefits we can only dream about. Ask yourself, what is it buying us?

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  7. chuck gregory8/9/17, 8:48 AM

    Yeah, the money's the important thing! Let's focus on driving salaries so low that even more of the very best move on to other school districts. Let's focus on getting teachers to teach to the tests by which their pay will be determined. That way, we can avoid having to develop in each student the skills and insights that would give them the best chance at a good life.

    And of course we'll teach those uppity snits that they're going to have to get along with all those things the rest of us don't have-- lifelong medical coverage, a livable wage, paid sick leave and vacation, forty-hour-a-week jobs, time to be with our family, and a home of our own. Let's perpetuate the race to the bottom, aka "Make America Great Again."

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  8. Chuck there are some good teachers, they like the rest of us should be paid based on their competency as well as the job they do. But no, it's one gets a level of pay they all get that level of pay. But when you get the union involved then the drive to do a better job goes away, they know what they are going to be paid without any sort of drive or desire to do better. (not all)

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  9. Most of these comments where the problems lie. Do they come from the same people that blame the cops for the crime, the doctors for health care and teachers for poor students? All those teachers cops and docs living in their mansions need to climb down from their high horse and work on the cheap.

    Someone once said "you get what you pay for" Keep raising expectations on those professions while advocating to cut pay and benefits and you will reap what you sow.

    Or we start with a little personal responsibility; don't do drugs, steal, drive drunk etc, eat right and exercise, take away the xbox and read a book, do your home work...

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  10. Anonymous 3:12, you speak heap big truth. If you had signed your name I would sing your praises. (Well, not sing them, that would not be good.)

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    1. Springfield already has one of the highest cost/student ratios, yet test scores are amount the worst in Vermont. So please explain how spending more solves that.

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    2. chuck gregory8/14/17, 9:12 PM

      Talk to some teachers, or better yet talk to some teachers who have left.

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