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The district would prefer to sit on 33 million dollars than put librarians in schools.

Fact: the district is required to keep 3% of its money in reserves about 25 million dollars.

Fact: the super said it would cost about 7 million to put librarians in all the districts schools.

Fact: The district has a reading problem. About half the kids in the district aren’t considered proficient.

According to the Times Union the board wants to keep 7% in reserves, that is about 33 million more than it is required to. Friends that means the district could pay for the librarians and keep double the amount they are supposed to in reserves.


Fact: Librarians are about to get screwed

9 comments:

  1. Fact: You need to take a financial planning class. Maybe you should even learn some state law while you're at it.

    Fact: The Super was planning to repurpose some union positions. He later found out that he couldn't do that and had to scale back.

    Fact: Unions win, Children lose.

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  2. Dear crazy union haters, I would just like one example of how they have held back children and education. One example.

    Fact, you disputed nothing I wrote.
    Fact, your opinions are not facts.

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  3. So you think you don't need a financial planning class? That is an opinion buddy. Any objective reading of your blog suggests otherwise.

    You want one example? I have many, but let's stick with the theme of your post. There are union members that have in their contract that they don't ever have to interact with children. They never have to interact with children. Well guess what? The district has more of those people than they can use, but the district can't get rid of them and has to pay them anyways. The district could reassign those folks to fill school level roles or for heavens sake repurpose those positions as teachers. Union contract > Kids.

    Fact: The Super was planning to repurpose some union positions. He later found out that he couldn't do that and had to scale back.

    Fact: Unions win, Children lose.

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  4. um, what!?! so you are saying the district has employees that have in contracts that they don't work with students? and what do these employees do?

    um, what... I don't even think Jeb Bush would buy that one.

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  5. First it was P.D. a few years ago now it's the school board. I loved being a media specialist but not the job insecurity.

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  6. The funding for Media Specialists is not decreasing.

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  7. That is great news, I wish it would have come before librarians temporarily had their lives disrupted. I wonder what made the district change its mind?

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  8. Why was there a proposed expansion and then a return back to the levels of 2012-2013? I explained that above. I guess you are just selectively posting my comments.

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  9. When I get a lot of anonymous comments some get lost. I heard from a librarian today who said the cuts were back on. I'm going to e-mail the district to see what they say.

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