99% of Carmel Teachers Agree...

posted Sep 16, 2013, 6:12 PM by Carmel Clay Teachers   [ updated Sep 16, 2013, 6:25 PM ]
...that the district can, in fact, afford the teachers' proposed contract offer...WITH EASE.  
Here are a few reasons why:

1. It's already been budgeted.  Here are the budgets for this year AND last year.

2. Administration claims that the teachers' offer will put the district in "deficit financing".  This is not true and was just affirmed by the IEERB Board last month.  The truth is, the "Creative Accounting" is out of control.  Are the teachers of CCS as well as our educated community really supposed to believe that the monies allocated for power and light are accurate?  Even if every window in every school building was left open for a year...could our bills really jump almost $500k? Perhaps it's time for Budget Billing.

3. Support Staff received a well-deserved, hard-earned 6-9% raise over the past year 
(6% increase with step becomes 9%):

4. A large cash balance still remains:

Teachers also overwhelmingly agree that:
  • a salary schedule which fairly projects a teacher's expected earnings MUST be a part of any ratified deal
  • teachers must be in FULL control of the district's Catastrophic Bank.  These are teacher days and MUST be controlled by teachers
Fed up?  Do your part.  Email the Board - CCSBoard@ccs.k12.in.us and let them know it's time to provide a fair and equitable contract to the teachers of Carmel.