Well Hamburg teachers, union president John Mrozek has done it again. According to March 29, 2013 edition of the Buffalo News, the union and Achramo et al have agreed on an APPR agreement. Many Hamburg teachers said they learned about this "deal" in the Buffalo News.
Hamburg teachers have not seen the APPR agreement the News reports the teachers will vote on upon returning from Spring Break.
The HTA has not provided the membership with the APPR agreement. Hamburg schools were dismissed on Thursday for a 10 day Spring Break, and the teachers will return to school April 8, 2013 and will promptly be asked to vote on an APPR agreement they have never seen.
Why is the HTA withholding the agreement from their membership?
The Hamburg Teachers union did the same thing in the days before Christmas break. In December, the teachers learned the day before break they would vote on APPR on the day they returned to school in January. Once again, Concerned Hamburger smells a rat.
So, what is the hurry Hamburg teachers, and why did many of you learn about this "deal" in the Buffalo News?
Concerned opines that the Hamburg Teachers Association (HTA) is trying to jam through an APPR plan to pave the way for a less political budget adoption and Bored of Education election, thus guaranteeing another 3 years of Dr. Joan Calkins and Steve Achramovitch.
It appears the HTA leadership is being cajoled into this agreement so that all the concerns about Achramo and the Bored President the teachers expressed in the last APPR vote will be softened.
The teachers voted LOUD AND CLEAR of their distrust of Achramo and Bored President Calkins. Hamburg Teachers do not be fooled. APPR under any conditions is not good, this is simply old wine in new bottles.
Hamburg teachers Vote NO on APPR, and tell Mr. Mrozek and Mrs. Maureen Garra, HTA Chief Negotiator to step down from their positions. It is clear they are only concerned with making Joan and Steve look good at your expense.