REVISED: Memorandums of Understanding Approved
The Baldwin-Whitehall School Board and the Baldwin-Whitehall Education Association (teachers union) agreed to memorandums of understanding (MOUs) on Wednesday night as the next step toward a new labor contract.
Specifics regarding the MOUs were not made available to the general public, but the board approved them by an 8-0 vote. (Board member Nancy Lee Crowder was absent.)
REVISION (Aug. 10, 1:30 p.m.): The MOUs approved on Wednesday are revisions to a current contract with the teachers union and are not officially part of any possible new contract.
Virginia Deasy, once the 's director of pupil services, has been recalled from a furlough to fill a vacant special education teaching position in the district.
Deasy was when her former position was eliminated to help balance B-W's 2012-13 budget.
She will earn $51,931 per year in her new position, as decided by the school board by a 7-1 vote. Board member Nancy Sciulli DiNardo cast the lone "no" vote.
School Lunch Prices Increase
As expected, the school board approved a 10-cent price increase for school lunches at both the district's elementary and secondary levels.
The vote was 8-0.
Read more about the cost increase .
The Online Academy Coming
Also as expected, the board approved a contract with The Online Academy for use of its software program aimed at instructing the district's alternative education students.
The vote was 7-1. Sciulli DiNardo voted "no."
Read more about the software program .
New Process for Student Board Reps?
The school board is considering a revision to its policy that determines how student board representatives come to be.
At a later date, the board will vote whether or not to accept the following revision:
"Beginning with the 2013-14 school year, new student representatives will be selected through a grade level election process. Once elected, a student representative's term will continue until high school graduation, unless the representative is removed for cause."
The district's current policy calls for student board reps to be nominated by district administration.
Read about the board debate leading to this proposed revision .
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