Letter to the Editor: Washington Elementary STEM Magnet School Teachers – Angry Over PUSD’s Unfair Compensation for Teachers

first_img Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News Make a comment More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Herbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Teachers at Washington Elementary STEM Magnet school are angry over PUSD’s unfair compensation for teachers. Over the past eight years, Pasadena teachers have received a 3% pay raise, yet, in terms of salary rank, PUSD teachers are in the lowest 10% among unified school districts in Los Angeles County.Pasadena teachers are not asking for more than fair compensation. We deserve the raise we are requesting. Even if the District were to agree with the requested increase, Pasadena teachers would continue to be among the lowest paid teachers in Los Angeles County.Instead of agreeing to wages comparable with those received by teachers less than 10 miles from Pasadena, the District proposed a meager 3% salary schedule increase and a 1.3% one-time off schedule payment, leaving it’s teachers in the shallow end of the compensation pool.This is the same district that recently awarded administrators a 3% salary increase retroactive to July 2015. Where are their priorities? Where are yours?Sincerely, Opinion & Columnists Letter to the Editor: Washington Elementary STEM Magnet School Teachers – Angry Over PUSD’s Unfair Compensation for Teachers Published on Monday, April 18, 2016 | 9:49 pm 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business Newslast_img read more

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Equipment repairs impede road maintenance

first_img Previous articleTRACK AND FIELD: Cepero Memorial track meet enters 15th yearNext articleCombine graceful forms and slender proportions for mid-century style Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Equipment repairs impede road maintenance WhatsAppcenter_img Ector County The Ector County Highways and Streets Department are requesting metal shed covers to shield equipment from the elements. County commissioners will convene at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the commissioners’ courtroom, Room 120, located in the Ector County Administration building annex, 1010 E. Eighth St., and take action on agenda items. Evans Kessey, the department’s director, said it is time for the county to invest in proactive measures that will extend the lifespan of equipment and safeguard taxpayer dollars. He said shifting resources to address problems caused by water, hail and sun damage has taken time away from the department addressing more pressing issues. Sensitive road maintenance equipment like the county’s sole chip spreader is used for pavement surface treatment, but it has been damaged due to improper storage. “We don’t keep up with activities because some of the equipment is not operating the way it should operate,” Kessey said, “and “that impacts the public and community.” Kessey said only eight or nine miles of seal coat have been completed this year because of a shortage of employees and a lack of available equipment. If the department’s $221,775 budget amendment for improvements and construction is approved, the county will gain four sheds that are about 200 feet long by 16 feet wide. The total cost for the project will be more than $500,000. Kessey said about $330,000 was set aside for the bid, but due to rising material costs the final price came out to be more than anticipated. The department will also create bays on their property that will be used for the storage of surplus equipment from every county department. Kessey said this will preserve the value and limit further deterioration of equipment. Kessey said the metal sheds will offer protection to the hundreds of thousands of dollars the county has invested into purchases. “It’s just like having a cell phone,” he said. “When it falls it falls. You may not break the screen or anything, but you try to protect it. I’m advocating for commissioners to do something to protect assets, and in doing so, add value to the asset (if it is auctioned off).” IN OTHER BUSINESS, COMMISSIONERS WILL CONSIDER:Allowing Downtown Odessa, Inc. to utilize the Courthouse/Health Department parking lot beginning at 5 p.m. on July 3 through July 4 for the 24th Firecracker Fandango.Reappointing Ladoyce Lambert to the Permian Basin Community Centers Board of Trustees for an additional two-year term beginning June 26, 2019 to June 25, 2021.Terminating the Flexible Benefits Plan Document and Summary Plan description of the Cafeteria Plan being administered by American Fidelity Assurance Company on behalf of Ector County in compliance with IRS Code Section 125, effective July 31, 2019.Terminating the Subscription Agreement between Ector County and American Fidelity Assurance Company, effective July 31, 2019.Terminating a Trust Subscription Agreement and Application for Medical Expense Reimbursement Coverage between Ector County and American Fidelity Assurance Company, effective December 31, 2019.Approving Motorola Change Order to revise the payment schedule based on the phased implementation approach and adjust the project completion date.Hiring a Legal Secretary at a Step 4 due to experience.Approving MHRC Plans for Rodriguez Lot 35, Block 1, Sterling Park third Filing Precinct 4, Ector County, Texas.Approving MHRC for Joselyn RV Park at 15421 S. Mares Street, Odessa, Texas, 79766, Ector County, Texas.Approving Gallegos West Replat of Lots 3, 4 and 5, Block 42, T-3-S T&P RY, Co. Survey Ector County, Texas.Approving a line item transfer to FMLR Fund, Road Maintenance, Contract Services, 002-810-5309 for $13,000 from Road Maintenance, Equipment Rental, 002-810- 5391 for $5,000 and from Road Maintenance, Road Maintenance, 002-810-5241 for $8,000.Approving a line item transfer to General Fund, Auditor, Office Supplies, 001- 260-5171 for $3,000 from Auditor, Telephone,001-260-5351 for $1,000 and from Auditor, Educational Travel, 001-260-5161 for $2,000.Approving a line item transfer to Equipment Services Fund, Departmental Furniture and Equipment, 051-770-5199, in the amount of $4,408 from equipment Services Fund, Subscriptions, 051-770-5207 in the amount of $3,000 and from Underground Storage Tank Maintenance, 051-770-5254 in the amount of $1,408 for a total of $4,408.Approving a line item transfer to FMLR Fund, Departmental Furniture and Equipment, 002-810-5199, in the amount of $1,410 from FMLR Fund, Shop Supplies, 002- 810-5191 in the amount of $922 and from Small Tool Supplies, 002-810-5190 in the amount of $488 for a total of $1,410.Approving a budget amendment to Capital Improvements Fund, Improvements and Construction, 044-990-5509 and to Capital Improvements Fund, Insurance Proceeds, 044-4172 for $70,000.Approving the Accounts Payable Fund Requirements Report for June 25, 2019. 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Fianna Fail Councillors seek 3% cut in Letterkenny commercial rates

first_img Google+ Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Pinterest Letterkenny Town Council has instructed officials to write a 3% reduction in the commercial rate into the budget for next year, but only after Mayor Cllr Tadhg Culbert used his casting vote.The motion was moved by Cllr Dessie Larkin, and supported by his Fianna Fail colleagues.The other members in the chamber said they would like to see a decrease, but would need to see the figures in the budget book before deciding on a 3% reduction when the budget meeting takes place on December 22nd.The meeting was told each 1% drop in rates represents a €50,000 droop in income.Cllr Larkin says if the 3% decrease isn’t written into the estimates before the budget meeting, then programmes would have to be cut to secure a decrease.He’s surprised he didn’t secure wider support.[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/dlark830.mp3[/podcast] Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Fianna Fail Councillors seek 3% cut in Letterkenny commercial rates RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Newsx Advertscenter_img By News Highland – October 12, 2010 Facebook Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Facebook Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Twitter WhatsApp Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Previous articleCCTV cameras to be installed at litter blackspotsNext articleCouncil to withdraw water supply if bills aren’t paid News Highland last_img read more

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