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Leo Kokokocks July 24, 2014 at 06:11 PM
I think Stoughton Parent may have a brain functioning problem as he just keeps repeating the sameRead Moreth ings I say over and over to me. I have more knowledge about the functioning of this town and school committee than you will ever have and repeating over and over again that I "have no knowledge" will not magically make it so. Here's a simple question for you. Let's see if you can give me a direct answer. How do the cost of living increases in this contract compare with the previous two settled contracts? Can you give me the numbers? Simple question. Can you answer it directly with numbers or not?
Stoughton Parent July 24, 2014 at 06:26 PM
Talk less, say more. Fincom already answered that. Listen
Leo Kokokocks July 24, 2014 at 06:34 PM
I already have the answers. I was looking to see if you could give me a direct answer. Can you? How Read Moredo the COLAs in this new contract compare with the colas in the previous two contracts? Waiting........
Roseanne July 09, 2014 at 08:39 AM
Stoughton is a town, not a city. (Town Hall, not City Hall.)
Paula Ridenti July 09, 2014 at 01:05 PM
Thanks, so used to calling a place a city, I have to get used to "town," here.
Stoughton Parent June 27, 2014 at 12:33 AM
What a train wreck, Mr Soares such a positive asset to our town. Didn't he try to defund theRead Moreschools ?
Pip June 27, 2014 at 12:48 AM
Thank you Mr. Soares. We appreciate your hard work and effort, along with Dr. Ural and Ms. Enokian. Read MoreThe contract you negotiated with the STA was fair for both the town and the teachers. It is sad for the teachers and townspeople that so many have to be put in the middle of this blatantly political battle from some of our elected officials in our town. I, as a parent of students in the Stoughton Public Schools, along with many friends of mine(who are also parents) stand behind you. We voted for change in April and appreciate that you, Dr. Ural, and Ms. Enokian are working hard to make that change a reality. Please keep up the good fight with the knowledge that most of the town supports you in your efforts.
Leo Kokokocks June 19, 2014 at 08:14 AM
No stoughton parent. You were not right and remain 100 percent incorrect. As said on otherRead Moreposts(whi ch you conveniently ignore) the numbers are clearly faulty. You start off with faulty numbers, you get a faulty result. I don't know how many times I have to say it for you to understand.
Pip June 19, 2014 at 12:41 PM
It's no wonder that Ms. Sovinee lost the election. Insulting the voters and parents(myselfRead Moreincluded) by calling Ms. Enokian and Mr. Soares the "union approved majority" when the voters of this town clearly voted for change. It reeks of being a sore loser. I would also find it very insulting if I were a member of the STA that she would say that, "There is no incentive for the STA to reach an agreement that stays within the 2 ½% tax cap". As if the Stoughton teachers don't have an interest in what happens in the town their students live in. With this kind of negative attitude, I'm glad she's not on the School Committee anymore.
Jane Doe June 19, 2014 at 07:22 PM
It does seem that the objections of Sovinee, Brown, and Husseini to the contract are more personalRead Moret han objective.
Marlene June 19, 2014 at 08:03 PM
You are absolutely correct Jane Doe. They are counting the step increases that are in the currentRead Moreol d contract in the calculations. They are actually only getting their original step increases plus a 1% COLA. It is a blatant twisting of facts. And also remember that the teachers getting the $625 are at the top step already so they specifically are NOT getting a step increase, only the COLA.
bupa3 June 20, 2014 at 11:56 AM
$625 on top step divided by the number of contract days works out to $3.43 per day increase fromRead Morethe current step per day or $17.17 per week. Is this town telling its most senior teachers, the ones who have been here 14+ years, some 30 years or more, that they do not feel they are worth the additional money? If you use the figures from the chart--this represents 131 current staff at top step or a figure of $568. 54 per day or 2,842.70 per week. How much are we paying for the car, car insurance and gas for Hartman's car that the town provides. He's not even a resident and many of those teacher are either current residents or former residents of Stoughton.
bupa3 June 20, 2014 at 12:01 PM
If you just look at the increase to the top step, it works out to $4.34 dollars a day or $17.17Read Moredoll ars a week for top step teachers. Individuals who have worked 14 or more years. Some well into their 30th year. Are we as a town telling these people who have dedicated their lives to our children that we do not feel they are worth an additional $4.34 a day? How much is the town willing to pay for Mr. Hartman's car, car insurance and gas to do his job? Teachers use their own cars to get to work and pay their own car insurance and gas bills for the cars.
Stephen Prone May 22, 2014 at 06:53 PM
Can we, as in the town residents get a copy of this agreement? The teachers union has been trashRead Moretal king the town and anyone who in the least disagrees with them for what, 16-20 months now. We get a new election and it is settled in 32 minutes. U bet I want to read it first. All these appointed or elected officials r supposed to representing the town and the taxpayers first, not a rubber stamp for a 300% or 400% raise above the inflation rate of 1.5%. The first and only question I want Mr Hartman to answer is, is he doing this to protect the taxpayers of Stoughton. PS, Pat the teachers union should have thought about the "dysfunction" when they went into negotiations almost 2 yrs ago and giggled @ the SC's negotiators who said they could get a fair deal done early.
Melvin Frankel May 22, 2014 at 07:10 PM
Town Manager is always part of the bargaining unit and votes on the contract. It is in the townRead Morechar ter. Obviously he feels the contract is not in the best interest of the town. If the contract were to be funded it would cause large decreases in the rest of the school budget. Enough of the STA bashing the town.
Townie for Life May 24, 2014 at 10:03 AM
Dr. Ural is in danger of losing his majority. It is apparent to this observer based on the lastRead Moremee ting that Katie is begining to understand Ural's motives and they have nothing to do with kids. He is determined to make Rizzi look bad whenever possible. Soares will follow him blindly but I don't think Katie will.
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