Stehly’s presentation to the SF School Board

Theresa has been trying to get raises for several years for SF substitute teachers, with no avail. She was finally fed up and gave this presentation at noon today. There was a good audience and the TV cameras were rolling.

 

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#1 Detroit Lewis on 07.23.12 at 2:28 pm

http://www.argusleader.com/article/20120723/UPDATES/120723021/Subsitute-teachers-supporters-rally-pay-raise?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Home

#2 LJL on 07.23.12 at 2:46 pm

Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I have been critical of teachers unions/collective bargaining and now I am ashamed of how the SF school district is treating the substitutes. Good grief do they think their illegal migrant workers? Considering the pay of Big Bucks Pam I think she owes the taxpayers a explanation of why subs are being shit on like this. Full time teachers should also be playing a much bigger role in advocating for the substitutes, why are they not? Could this have something to do with who is paying NEA union dues and who are not? Do subs pay union dues? Something tells me there is a whole lot more to this subject.

#3 Alice15 on 07.23.12 at 3:32 pm

I guess I am trying to figure out why so many others needed to be at this meeting or were asked to be at this meeting. This sounded like a professional issue for this group of people and although I agreed with the statements that were made and this group of teachers she be more respected and better paid, I think people like Greg Jamison and other council members were wondering why they were there. It just seemed odd beings this was a one-issue public input and was wrapped up, adjourned, and done in 20 minutes.

#4 Detroit Lewis on 07.23.12 at 3:34 pm

They came back and finished the meeting. They adjourned after her presentation for damage control with the media. That was blatantly obvious.

#5 l3wis on 07.23.12 at 5:43 pm

Subs don’t belong to a union, but they have thought about joining.

#6 scott on 07.23.12 at 6:21 pm

The attitude in SD though is “better to get shit on than join a union”.

#7 sodak.sunshine on 07.23.12 at 9:58 pm

Go Pool Lady, Go!!!

#8 Detroit Lewis on 07.23.12 at 10:47 pm

I see every single TV station let Homan spin her little BS story about ‘subs never taking a pay cut’ yet what she didn’t mention was the subs have never gotten an increase either when the other teachers have gotten raises. So I guess 6 years W/O raises is okay because they haven’t gotten any cuts either. Whatever Pam.

#9 Testor15 on 07.24.12 at 12:32 am

As long as Homan doesn’t lose her benefits as is well. Greed of the manager class is working well in Sioux Falls… Thanks Pam for showing us your true colors.

#10 Poly43 on 07.24.12 at 5:56 am

homan makes over $181,000 a year. Perks include a $5200 a year ENTERTAINMENT account. So subs have to work over 57 days a year…just to make what super pam pulls in for ENTERTAINMENT dollars? Throw on top of that the new $50,000 GMC, insured by the district, licensed by the district, maintained by the district, and gassed up by the district for super pam to use for personal use? And don’t forget her deferred compensation package. She’s also about half way through her current five year contract. When that’s complete, on top of ALL her other sweetheart deals, we throw a 10% PERFORMANCE bonus into her pot?

This is a complete misuse of taxpayer dollars and a slap in the face to subs.

Give em hell Theresa.

#11 Poly43 on 07.24.12 at 6:25 am

I see kate parker threw out the homan line at the end of todays argus article. I wonder how much board members are paid? A larger story for the argus would be listing how many administrators in the district make more than 100k a year. How many? How many over 80k a year? Those numbers would truly surprise us all considering how many kids we educate.

#12 l3wis on 07.24.12 at 8:43 am

The AL did a story on that, wasn’t it like 10-20 make around $100,000?

#13 l3wis on 07.24.12 at 8:47 am

“Board member Kate Parker noted that although the substitutes haven’t seen their pay go up, neither did they take the pay cut that full-time staffers did last year.”

Spin. Spin. and more Spin. Since 2006 I would love to see the percentages of pay increases and decreases for the teachers, then compare that to the subs getting NO raises for 6 years. Hey, Josh, why not finish your story?

#14 l3wis on 07.24.12 at 8:48 am

http://www.argusleader.com/article/20120724/NEWS/307240024/Substitute-teachers-press-raise

District spokeswoman DeeAnn Konrad said the district wants its subs to work more often so that they can “target staff development to those who are most often called upon to serve in that capacity.”

This coming from a person who doesn’t know how to proof read a Shopping News insert . . .

#15 Pathloss on 07.24.12 at 12:26 pm

Sounds like open enroll into Harrisburg. When enough students leave the district, it will be obvious there’s a problem with the Ho who runs it.

#16 Poly43 on 07.24.12 at 5:47 pm

As of Feb, 2011, 33 district employees made over $100k a year…headed by super pam. At the same time subs make $90 a day??? Inf’ncredible.

#17 l3wis on 07.24.12 at 9:39 pm

Poly – But aren’t admins the heart and soul of our education system?

LOL!

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