So Linda, If the 6 days are not made up and all employees collected their full salary for a workweek and a day, I figure the BOE owes us. Take the annual budget, divide it into work days, total 6 days and send a refund to all the taxpayers. A alternative would be to makeup the days on Saturdays or regular holidays. Many parents had to take off work or hire sitters for 6 days, a unexpected expense.
Teachers are not paid by the hour or the day. A teachers pay is spread throughout the year. It would be ridiculous to take those six days away from them. Teachers take countless hours of work home with them that they do not get paid for. Their workload does not stop when they leave the school building. They are at home making lesson plans, grading papers, reading essays, calling parents, taking parents phone calls, attending PTO meetings, and other after hour school meetings that they are not paid for, etc.. Those unexpected weather days were unexpected for the teachers as well as the parents and students. Teachers are not glorified babysitters, which is really what you are suggesting. The board of education, making the decision to keep children home, during the inclement weather, was in the best interest of the children! Might I remind you, that teachers are salaried employees, therefore they do not get paid by the hour. If teachers were paid by the hour, we could not afford to pay them for everything they do for our children. By the way, George, if you can read this, THANK A TEACHER!!
Deborah, You will simply have to forgive certain people who frequent the comments sections of the PJR. They are here only to see if their "opinions" will actually get through moderation. To all the teachers, THANK YOU for all that you do for the children of Pike Co. It is generally a thankless job that not many people have the guts to even try and do.
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