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Union Update - February 20, 2017

posted Feb 20, 2017, 6:02 AM by GMHSLibrary   [ updated Feb 20, 2017, 6:06 AM ]
Dear Colleagues:

Name me a better way to spend your 1st day back from February break than to go to a school committee public forum budget meeting....YOU CAN'T!  I will be speaking in support of Superintendent Jacob's budget proposal increase at the meeting slated to begin at 6:30 PM at Georgetown Town Hall.  It would be great if you could make it as well to show support.  Don't sit back and think that someone else will represent.  We all need to represent.  I hope you will consider joining me.

Once the school committee decides on the budget increase sometime in March, the GEA will be participating in an email campaign to each of the town selectmen.  We will be dividing up membership into different groups to send emails to all selectmen requesting that they support the school committee's budget proposal.  The GEA is not interested in sending a form letter to all selectmen that can easily be discarded.  A more personal touch is needed and we are hopeful that all members will inform the selectmen why this budget increase is important and how this increase will help the schools move forward.  The email can be as short as long as you want it to be. More information will be coming forward.  

Also, there are many colleagues that have not completed their online ethic or conflict of interest training.  Superintendent Jacobs stated in her grapevine updates that she is considering have members go to her office and complete this training in order to obtain their March 3rd checks.  I vocalized my disagreement with this approach to Superintendent Jacob's, both through email and face to face.  Regardless of whether this would actually occur is not this issue.  What is the issue is that members have had months to complete this and many have still not.  Please take a few moments and get this done to avoid any conflict.  It literally takes a few moments and needs to get done.  

Joe


Here are the links. 

Civil Rights:  https://sites.google.com/a/georgetown-schools.org/gps-training/


Ethics:  http://www.muniprog.eth.state.ma.us/


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