Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Yes, as of July 1st of this year, our district's teachers will be entering the third year working without a new contract, but everything is running smoothly. When I go home at 4:30 pm, I marvel at the number of teachers who are still busily working well after the end of their official day. And have you ever noticed the piles of stuff they take home to work on? There have effectively been no consequences to the school district resulting from the BOE and the administrators' refusal to negotiate in good faith. Not even wearing black on Monday or denim on Friday has changed anything. I'll be triumphant in the long run, and this community loves me. After all, I am the BOSS.
How did I wind up with only one art teacher for the entire primary and secondary schools? That's easy to explain. You see, I needed to cut a position in the past and the art area is not mandated so it was a logical target. Unfortunately the person who was expected to retire is still hanging in there no matter how many students she has in her work load. To keep the other teacher in hot standby for the art position I moved her to the new position of "Dean of Students" until the art position opens up for her. Clever move?