Monday, December 14, 2009

Plaintalker Told Jobs Story

In rebuttal to those who said the job revisions were not covered when they happened:



Blogger RASRAHMATAZ said...

I don't know who said they were covered in terms of the TITLES but rather the REQUIREMENTS. The actual job descriptions which includes a listing of requirements were not shared at the board meetings only the titles... So we just have to take their word for it that the change and requirement occurred when they said it did. Hopefully they will modify the way they communicate this information and begine to attach actual job descriptions to the agendas. This will AVOID any and all confusion!

3:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


You are doing a volunteer public service. I am glad that you have been covering the district so comprehensively for no pay,, as you are under no obligation to do so. The newspapers should be covering these kinds of stories, but clearly they don't have the personnel to do so. So, it is up to the parents and other interested parties to go to the meetings. It's a drag to hear criticism of volunteer bloggers, or complaints from an anonymous public to show the "other side," whatever that is. Maybe they don't understand that you are not obligated to publish any comments (not even mine). Your blog is pretty fair, but even if you did decide to write with a particular "slant," that's your right in a free society. 7,000 kids in a school system translates into at least a couple of thousand parents and other caregivers. 2,000 or 3,000 parents and guardians should translate into more advocacy on the part of the district's children--even 10% would be 200 or 300 parents. don't see that level of interest--even in a 21st century society, when your kids aren't doing well, you make that extra effort to go to that long meeting. This is not to say that the rest of the community shouldn't get involved, but the parents should be the primary ones involved. It's disturbing to have to continually face criticism from parents when you tell them that their child's behavior leaves much to be desired and that they don't do their homework and that they don't do the work in the classroom. Some parents get angry even at the gentle suggestion that the parent help review the homework. They say that's what school is for. With that attitude, the child is really at a disadvantage. Oh, off on a tangent! Thank you for all your blogging.

4:56 PM  
Blogger Bernice said...

Thanks for the kind words, but since the school board meetings moved to 1200 Myrtle and the format put board business after student performances, closed sessions, presentations, etc., I am no longer able to cover these meetings. The most I can do is check agendas and publish alerts to issues.
Maria has done the heavy lifting in terms of researching and uncovering background information on board issues and she really deserves credit since the meetings shifted. And then of course there is the forum.

10:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4:56 - There have been a number of stories published in the courier as well as the ledger. and You can also google the people in question.

10:15 PM  

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