Is it really against statute?

posted Nov 24, 2012, 5:07 AM by Carmel Clay Teachers
Isn't it interesting that the same items that our Administration claims are "no longer negotiable according to statute" are still being bargained into contracts elsewhere in the state?  Take South Bend Community Schools, for example.  They have association president release (as do our neighboring districts in Hamilton County) and numerous other leaves bargained into their contract at a penny each.  Is this creative?  Absolutely!  Is it illegal or against state law?  Apparently other attorneys at FBD don't think so - the same law firm that the Carmel Administration uses.  Well, one of them.  The other main attorney the Administration uses also serves Dr. Tony Bennett.  So how do multiple attorneys from the same office, bargaining in different districts, see things so differently?  Don't take our word for it, though.  Check out South Bend's new contract below.