Everyone interested in where the override revenue is going....Pay attention to the collective bargaining agreement for 2020..... The current agreement ends August 2019. Will the teachers get a raise? How much will all of the administrators get for a raise? Remember....1.9 million of the 5.18 million override is for teacher and administrator salaries. (because they were leaving in droves and woefully underpaid)
That's great teachers worked hard for the override. Some teachers would stand and hold signs talk to students and parents.
Teachers worked hard to get a raise out of the Melrose taxpayers....most don't have skin in the game other than working in Melrose....
There were AFSCME union employees paid to hold signs for the override Tuesday. I saw their AFSCME swag as I walked by to vote. I don't expect they're Melrose taxpayers. How much of the override money came from teachers who stood to gain, from their unions, and from the politicians who take money from unions or want to?
Here is the link to the cities meeting schedule where you will find the meeting dates, and agenda....Teachers collective bargaining contract talks are going to take place and spoken about April 9th, 2019
A regular work year is 260 days.. teachers work 180.. average work day 8.5 hours because of mandatory lunches.. teachers 6 hours.. every year their union promises 2% the rest of the country .75%.. we gave them a milllion dollars a few years ago and then asked them to work less. If you take what they make in 180 days break it down into an hourly and then times it over a REAL work year they make almost 100k. We heard they have to prepare and do corrections well you have two hours each day and 70 or more extra days off a year.. teachers of course worked for the override we listened to a principle. 104,000 with 2% from union plus 6% from the override plus steps and lanes well that’s over 20k in one night. Have I lost faith in their nobility.. absolutely.. my second problem. They held signs and spoke to students about voting yes now a REAL educator would have presented the issue and let the kids debate both sides. Called critical thinking and not indoctrination. Say why you want but having yes chants is fine but I would have love to seen the issue brought to students unlike a debate.. melrose doesn’t like that. To me the teachers used students and class time to get a pay day.. maybe the police will eventually get a new station.. doubt it.. that station is deplorable.. they don’t complain or lobby and they only risk their lives 260 days a year. Thank the lord for private schools and charter schools.. my kids will not be tarnished by melrose!
Nothing will change in the city after the override... Watch.