F.U.S.E. members voted on June 1, 2009 to approve the tentative contract between the City School District of New Rochelle and the employees union. Tonight members of the Board of Education will meet at City Hall to vote on the tentative contract.
The contract was approved overwhelmingly by the rank and file with 743 members voting in favor, 204 voting against and 12 “invalid” votes. Exceptions to the widespread support were union members at Albert Leonard Middle School, Davis Elementary and New Rochelle High School which combined accounted for three-quarters of the “no” votes; Davis narrowly missed voting against the contract.
At the conclusion of the Regular Meeting, the Board will go into Executive Session to discuss the employment history of particular persons and matters which may lead to the appointment of a particular person. Hmmm. That “employment history of particular persons” sounds alot like they might be talking about sexting security guard Donna Henry again.
Here is the official agenda (Note to Jeff Hastie: still no board resolutions being published on the web prior to the board meeting)
7:30 P.M. COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE SESSION (Carew Room, 2nd Floor)
I. Board of Education Announcements
II. Superintendent’s Report
A. H1N1 Virus Update
B. BMI Survey Results
C. 2008-2009 ELA & Math Results
III. Review of Additional Draft Resolutions
8:30 P.M. REGULAR MEETING
Although the agenda omitted having a public comment period, typically there is one available at the end of the Committee of the Whole Session and another after the Regular Meeting. As resolutions will be voted on in the Regular Meeting those wishing to express their concerns of the way the board members lied to residents about the status of the union contract (it was completed BEFORE the budget vote but not disclosed to voters) should plan on being present at the “COW” meeting at 7:30 PM.