Dear RPEA members,
The Association was advised tonight by Mr. Troy Gerten, chairman of the board negotiating committee, that they have not had enough time to review the necessary paperwork in order for the board to ratify the contract at tonight’s meeting.
Although we were assured last Thursday by administration, and subsequently by the board attorney, that the board would not only be prepared, but wanted to conclude this process and ratify, communication broke down.
We are beyond words…..
We have been assured that there are no foreseeable problems and that the board will, to the best of Mr. Gerten’s knowledge, ratify at the next board meeting on October 20th.
Our disappointment and frustration with the whole situation was made clear to Mr. Gerten. It was an opportunity to let him know the pressures our staff feel every day and that the absence of a vote by the board tonight could only serve to lower trust and morale that is already at a record low.
To be redundant, we are beyond words.
Kathleen G. MacDonald, Stacy Feszchak & Wendy Battaglia