Thursday, February 28, 2008
School might start in September, more bad ideas abound
I got word yesterday that PSS is contemplating changing the school calendar to start school in September instead of the usual August date. This is, surprise, surprise, a fiscal scheme designed to skip a month of paying teacher salaries. They'll still have to pay the same amount and have the same number of school days, but doing this buys them a month to come up with the cash. I would expect a lot of teachers, many of whom through bad financial planning live paycheck to paycheck, will bail on this place and going this direction will merely create a staffing problem, but here is apparently the latest bad idea being kicked around. A three month summer vacation should at least help get people to paint the island, spray paint that is.