Thursday, December 13, 2012
Some parents and Framingham High students were worried teachers would vote this week to leave school when the bell rings at the end of the day and not offer help to struggling students.
The Framingham Teachers Association voted Tuesday not to change its existing work habits and hours and to continue negotiations with the Framingham School Committee and administration. Some parents and Framingham High students were worried a Dec. 11 vote by the Association could mean the end of after-school help for struggling students and the end of Framingham High clubs, that had unpaid faculty advisors. Some parents were worried teachers would not write recommendations for college applications due for seniors now. Editor's Note: Framingham Patch received dozens of calls, texts and emails about the matter from parents and students. The Association has been without a contract since August. Last week, the Association made a very vocal …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Zanella: "You cannot have a strong house when you have a weak foundation. ... I am constantly baffled with the way teachers are portrayed as greedy.”
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Editor's Note: The following was read to the Framingham School Committee Tuesday night. The (Framingham) School Committee has stated on many occasions that it wants to rebuild the school system. Anyone who knows anything about construction knows that it is impossible to build anything without a strong foundation. A strong foundation of any school system includes a supportive School Committee, a long range plan for the district, a true focus on student achievement and a strong, dedicated teaching staff. With newer teachers choosing to look elsewhere for teaching jobs, and with more veteran teachers retiring early due to the lack of respect and support, your once strong foundation is now weaker. You cannot have a strong house when you have a…
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
The Framingham Teachers Association has a one year contract set to expire Aug. 31 and they want a new three-year contract and a "salary increase."
The Framingham Teachers Association has a one year contract set to expire Aug. 31 and they want a new three-year contract. The Association is frustrated at the lack of progress by the Framingham School Committee. The Association said in order for the Framingham Public School District to do well, it is essential for the system to hire and retain good teachers. Hundreds of teachers attended Tuesday night's School Committee meeting. This was the first public indication by the Association that negotiations are not going well. Teachers are frustrated with the decrease in funds and steady decline in salary that has been taking place over the past few years, said Sam Miskin, president of the Association at Tuesday night's meting. "If you do not …