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Representatives of the Pulaski County Special School District and its two employee unions plan to meet Wednesday to talk about Superintendent Jerry Guess’ call earlier this week for employee concessions to cut $13.6 million in expenses for the 2012-13 academic year.

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Front Section, Pages 1 on 02/17/2012

Print Headline: Schools set to talk cuts with unions

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Archived Comments

  • NONSHEEPLE
    February 17, 2012 at 8:53 a.m.

    " a long list of specifics about the district’s operation"??????

    I'm sure EVERYONE reading this as well as EVERYONE that could be impacted would like to review that list... I KNOW I would.

  • Sandborn
    February 17, 2012 at 9:30 a.m.

    How much was spent by the previous board members in court costs and lawyer fees in 2010 and 2011 to avoid giving teachers contract? How much did the previous board spend on travel to China and other necessary expenses? How much did the previous board spend on recruiting a superintendent after buying out the previous one's contract, only to turn around and spend carrot money on a Superintendent that was let go when the state took over? The previous board who caused the situation should be brought up on charges for waste and abuse of tax payer money.

  • NONSHEEPLE
    February 17, 2012 at 10:10 a.m.

    Good point... Lets not forget that these troubles are from PAST financial choices...

  • Packman
    February 17, 2012 at 11:46 a.m.

    Dr. Guess seems to be an intelligent and professional person. Citizens of the PCSSD are lucky he's in charge. After years and years and years of mismanagement and cronyism at its worst, the unions must now either affirm pay and benefit schedules consistent with the majority of other schools, or deal with being consolidatd into either the LR or NLR district. Going to be interesting to see if the unions cut off their nose to spite their face.

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