Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Screwed Again

Bend over folks - RUSD is at it again. I'm going to try to watch my language, but can't promise anything. I'm PISSED.
The School Board decided this week to extend the school year by another day, to June 13, to make up education hours missed during a sick-out Feb. 17. Many school staff members, including 25 percent of the district's approximately 1,600 teachers, called in sick amid protests over changes Gov. Scott Walker suggested to collective bargaining and retirement and health care contributions. The changes later became law, but a judge's ruling has put the law on hold.
Adding the school day could cost the district as much as $478,000. The cost comes from paying staff members for an extra day after they were already paid for work Feb. 17, either because they came into work as suggested or took a paid sick or personal day. Staff members are not paid on snow days, Tapp said.
This is all bad enough, but what tipped me over the edge was the final paragraph...
"(The school year extension) is necessary because we had one extra snow day and school was closed on February 17, 2011," the release stated. "There is very little we can do to affect the weather. Lately, there has been very little we can do to counter the reckless and unnecessary cuts to RUSD as proposed by the Governor in his Budget Bill. It is truly unfortunate that the Governor's actions continue to penalize the District, parents, students, teachers and educational assistants."
The Governor's actions? Are you f*cking kidding me? Did the governor stage an illegal sick-out? Was it the governor's illegal sick-out that forced so many unified parents to scramble for daycare so the teachers could go have their hissy fit? Was it the governor who decided it was more important to go to Madison than teach the children for whom they claim to care about, and for which we will be paying an additional $478,000??? How can you possibly blame this on the governor? Is there NO personal responsibility left anymore??

Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot.

1 comment:

  1. There is none left man. Wisconsin is DONE if this judges order doesn't get pulled. Walker is dead nuts on the money with his plan and the unions have done more damage with the American people than Obama has. I hope they keep showing their true colors.