Hamburg School District promised payola, and failed to make good.
Last year, Hamburg teachers exchanged their salaries for the jobs of less senior teachers.
Shortly after the teachers exchanged their salaries for jobs, Achramovitch cut the teachers anyhow.
Last week, the district continued its agenda of making a mockery of the teachers by failing to make payroll.
A teacher in the Hamburg School District wrote to Concerned Hamburger expressing concern that approximately 90 percent of the teachers in the district did not receive their payroll adjustments due February 1, 2013.
"Hey teacher, you're not getting paid, see ya in March"
Rick Jetter, Director of Human Resources
So, what is the issue?
Concerned has learned that the Hamburg School District was due to pay teachers compensation for accepting a pay decrease last year.
Teachers agreed to cut their salaries in exchange for jobs.
Last year the district approached the teachers and asked them to discontinue their increases in salary until February 1, 2013. The teachers overwhelming agreed to forfeit their pay raises in an effort to assist the district.
Sadly, the teachers got burnt from a Superintendent and payroll department that seeming could careless about meeting payroll on time.
The district was due to pay deferred compensation to 90 % of the teachers in exchange for their overwhelming acceptance of a pay freeze last year.
This payment was to kick in on the payroll date February 8, 2013.
On February 6, 2013, the President of the Hamburg Teachers Union sent out an email to the teachers indicating that 90 percent of them would not see their payroll adjustment until March 8, 2013, 30 days after the due date as agreed to by the district. The district responded with an obligatory apology. But the truth is the district had planned the payroll grab many months ago.
It was reported to Concerned by an employee close the situation, and who is prepared to retire in March, that the district intentionally withheld payment awaiting the March 2013 state aid payment. Simply put, the district lied to the teachers, and withheld the teachers salaries. Meanwhile, many teachers who were expecting their pay adjustments were left bewildered and angered by the district's lack of concern.
How many times will the teachers have to be burned before they say enough is enough?