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I am not sure what went on Friday behind the closed doors of Superintendent Wagoner's office. Some say that the classes marked as unmandated are being removed from the course offerings at ACS for the 2012 - 2013. Therefore the teacher hired to teach that course was advised on Friday of the possibility that the course might not be available in the coming school year. In a sense, the courses are getting the pink slips not the teachers. Depending on each teachers certification, tenure, and seniority will determine whether a teacher will ultimately get the "pink slip". The number of teachers affected is unclear at this time.
Sources also tell me that the position of the A.C.S. B.O.E. after the 3.13.12 Budget meeting was Take no action at this time, regarding notification of teachers. I wonder what motivated Superintendent Wagoner to deviate from the boards decision? The next ACS Budget Meeting will be held on 3.20.12 @ 6:30pm.
Yesterday there was lots of chatter on Facebook about the Alexandria Central School Budget. There were some outraged parents clamoring about teachers getting "pink slips" in the middle of the school day on Friday. Here are samples of the comments from Facebook posts:
Who in the HELL thought it was a good idea to give teachers pink slips in the middle of the day? My kids came home hysterical. I don't blame the teachers you have to give someone time to digest something like that. They haven't even given the community a chance to support them. STUPID.