Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Live reporting - School Committee resumes

The meeting resumes in public session

Payment of Bills Mr. Kelly - motion, passed 7-0
Payroll Ms. Armenio
FHS Student Representatives
Correspondence: none

Announcement of what was discussed in Executive Session
Non-union all agreed without conditions
FEA would not take any action until the School Committee publicly requested
FEA would not discuss budget reductions

FEA requested to get together ASAP to review the proposal (as announced previously).

Offered via phone call
not have to provide the reason, did want to keep all 32 meetings (including the 5), did want to keep the reimbursement, did want to convey these directly to the teachers

Response back was to schedule a meeting on Thursday 4/16/09 at 7:30 AM
Creedon, Schlefke, McGovern
Clear from that meeting there would be no middle ground without consultation with each party.

Proposed joint meeting with FEA and School Committee (rejected by FEA)
Invited FEA to School Committee meeting

Final proposal to convene at 3:30 PM 4/28/09
School Committee met separately from FEA in same building

Reporting today that the FEA rejected the counter proposal, nor would they change their original proposal, nor would they meet with the School Committee.

The School Committe is not inclined to address the FEA proposal.

Town Administrator agrees with the School Committee stance.

There was no opporutnity for public comment at this time!

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