Board of Education approves new teachers contract, unread. “You’ll have to pass it to find out what’s in it,” Superintendent McKersie told the members, so they did.
Laura Erickson inquired about the possibility of delaying the vote.
“I appreciate all the work that went into this, but we just got this 15 minutes ago,” Erickson said. “I haven’t had a chance to look at the cost-of-contract sheet. If we had a little more time, I would like to take some more time.”
But Sherr and other board members, as well as McKersie, pressed for a vote.
Six consulting firms have submitted bids to help the school district create a three- to five-year strategic plan covering all aspects of the school system.
“This provides us with a nice range of options for selecting an organization to facilitate the district’s strategic planning process,” said Superintendent of Schools William McKersie. “We received six proposals from leading firms around the country.”
School officials want to develop a comprehensive plan that includes academic and extracurricular programs, financial management, human resources and building use.
I thought that’s what the Board of Education was supposed to be doing all this time. Is it just me, or do we really have a constant, ongoing flow of consultants studying and producing “strategic studies” each year?