If you missed the school board meeting tonight, find a colleague who was there and ask what happened. Not the speakers who requested the reinstatement of the Pregnant Minors' Program, not the speakers who complained about the firing of the cheerleader advisor and the cancellation of their trip to Nationals, and not the parent speaker who chastised them on behalf of the teachers. No, ask your colleagues about what happened after the YCEA president spoke about the ongoing bargaining crisis.
You see, it's against the law for board members to engage in debate with speakers during public comment. It's also unprofessional to shout at them, interrupt them, pound on the table, and tell them they're providing their members with false information.
Are we providing false information? No - we merely took the salary schedules of 14 other districts, and provided charts that show that at all 6 major benchmarks, YCJUSD teachers are paid less than teachers at ANY other district. We're dead last. We have the lowest salary schedule around. We pointed out that the District needs to quit hiding behind the myth of "average teacher salaries" - that any fool can see that it's deliberately misleading. Apparently the District's financial experts haven't shared that with the board, or the board doesn't understand all the data and charts we've been giving them. We guess this post just doesn't make sense. We're just going to have to give them the complete charts.
We are appalled at the meltdown we witnessed tonight. But we won't back down. If she can't take the heat, we know of several candidates who would love to take her place.