Summary of Recent Lebanon/LCSD News

1) Could the LCSD learn from this example?

2) From the LE:

After a year of bargaining and seven months of working without a contract, Lebanon classified school employees packed the school board’s Feb. 2 meeting to voice their frustration. Lebanon Association of Classified Employee (LACE) members used the audience comment portion of the board meeting to demand higher wages and insurance benefits.

Can you blame them, especially after the Robinson and Yates settlements?  Let’s be blunt:  The board shot itself in the foot when they approved both controversial settlements and later decided to stiff the classified staff (to say nothing of the differences between licensed and classified staff that came out of the last round of contract negotiations).

I think there might be a strike brewing.

This op/ed from James Sundell is good on facts and talking points, but not so good on rhythm and flow.

Lindsay Whitcomb, frankly, sounds like the kick in the pants the welding program needed.  This is good news.

Overall, it sounds like that while the board has lost a lot of the drama and fireworks – Sprenger is gone and Alexander is very, very quiet – it’s still not up to a professional level of behavior that it needs to be at, especially when it comes to openness and transparency in its decisionmaking processes.

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