Sunday, April 17, 2011

Administrators Look For A Hand Out?

Maybe Dr. Culver's use of the statement, "We're not strapped for cash" in his "Equity" situation report was but a taste of things to come.

What many community members may have overlooked on last week's school board agenda was the item for Closed Session discussion:

Category: Closed Session
Subject:  Accept a motion to go into closed session for the purpose of taking action on closed School Board minutes of March 14 & 16, 2011; discussion and action on a grievance settlement; discuss Local 60 and Sun Prairie Education Association (SPEA) negotiations parameters; discuss and develop parameters regarding administrators' compensation/benefits; and discussion of District Administrator's contract [Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c) & (e)]

What's up the Administrators' collective sleeve?
Surely they wouldn't be looking for a raise...right?

Unfortunately, this is that part of the game where they tell the board what they're looking for, but the public doesn't get to see their "demands" until a counter-proposal is passed by the school board. And even then, you either have to be present at that meeting to get the proposals, or you have to request them. Nothing is easy in this district.