Truth (Robert Sailler)


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Teachers, district to meet with mediator about size of raises

There is no stalemate at this time. Both the teachers and the Board have moved considerably from their original positions. Now, a mediator will attempt to bridge the salary gap between the two sides. The LEA members greatly appreciate the work that Mr. Reeber does for us. As do we appreciate the thankless job the Board members perform in serving our community.

June 14, 2012 at 7:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Teachers, district to meet with mediator about size of raises

The majority of teachers might agree to a twelve month contract as long as their daily wage is increased accordingly. If a new teacher in Lawrence were to work eight more weeks, her salary would increase approximately $7,500, bringing her salary up to $42,000. There would have to be additional funds for this kind of work and salary increase.

June 14, 2012 at 7:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Teachers, district to meet with mediator about size of raises

The amount of money the district is receiving has been set by state legislators, the federal government, and the local school board. The teachers and district are not "looting" the public. There is a disagreement on how the fixed amount of money should be spent. Should Lawrence teachers receive as much compensation as Johnson County teachers? Should money be spent on teachers' salaries or kept in savings? That's where the disagreement lies.

June 14, 2012 at 7:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Koch influence present in school lawsuit

Union funding comes from the union members. You know, the members who attend four years of college to be eligible to earn $35,000 to teach 125 kids how to read, write, add, subtract, etc.

June 3, 2012 at 7:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas tax act most regressive in nation

He needs no help.

May 27, 2012 at 10:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence school district told to spend savings

Put some of the money into the teachers' salary schedule. We lose too many teachers to neighboring districts because of low pay in Lawrence. We could fund the teachers' request this year and have money left over. Why should the district have such a large cushion in the first place?

July 18, 2011 at 11:02 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence district, teachers at odds over raises

If the district pays a set amount to a teacher for health insurance, how does the district save money when the premiums drop? Have the premiums dropped below the set amount the district pays its teachers? Also, does the district pay a set amount to the classified staff for health insurance?

June 15, 2011 at 8:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Golf tips from golf (tip) pro

Tom Keegan might not be a good golfer, but he has good taste in music. And that's the truth.

May 12, 2011 at 5:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Basketball recruit Angelo Chol to pick between KU, UNC and Arizona Thursday

The Hawks are not the best team in the nation and will not win the title. But, they are so much better than I thought they would be. Three huge holes to fill from last year's team, and the holes have been plugged mainly from last year's roster. Only Selby is new to the team, and he has played in slightly more than half the games. Considering all of the unforeseen circumstances surrounding this year's team, the Hawks have played sensationally. It is such a fun team to watch and root for. Having said that, there are more talented teams.

February 16, 2011 at 1:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Borders store in downtown Lawrence to close by end of April as part of bankruptcy; 27 to lose jobs

The Dusty Bookshelf on Mass is right around the corner from Borders with great prices. Support independent stores!

February 16, 2011 at 1:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )