How many teachers attended the school DS?

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How many teachers do you think attended the school DS session?

More than 200
1
5%
100 to 200
1
5%
30 to 100
8
38%
Less than 30
11
52%
 
Total votes : 21

Postby Jeannine Stergios » Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:54 am

Tom

How would you feel if a group of 10 employees of a paving firm showed up and put forth a warrant article to hire their firm to pave Merrimack roads?


An excellent point about the dangers involved in DS process.
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Postby Norman Phillips » Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:59 am

  • That could happen at the old classical town meeting.
  • It would be easy for others to change it at the DS to "shall not hire".
  • The Council could "not recommend it".
  • The voters still have the last say.
  • I.E. nothing to worry about.
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Postby lynn » Tue Mar 27, 2007 1:28 pm

Tom Williams wrote:.....
I remain a bit uncomfortable at the notion that a relatively large group (yes, it is large relative any other subgroup of the 200 in attendance) shows up and votes to increase their salary budget. I understand that what they did is perfectly legal, it just feels a bit unethical to me.


How do you KNOW how this "relatively large group" voted by secret ballot?

I may need to tighten my secret vote procedures for town meeting to prevent you from finding out how anyone votes in the future :?
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Postby Tom Williams » Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:37 am

Lynn,

Excellent point; I have no idea how they voted, and I concede that it is theoretically possible that they all voted against the budget increase.

The issue is not how they voted, but that they voted on it at all.

OK, I think I have made my point, weak as it is. I will have nothing more to say on the issue.

(Almost time to vote with my feet).
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Postby GregRS » Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:56 am

Tom Williams wrote:Lynn,

Excellent point; I have no idea how they voted, and I concede that it is theoretically possible that they all voted against the budget increase.

The issue is not how they voted, but that they voted on it at all.

OK, I think I have made my point, weak as it is. I will have nothing more to say on the issue.

(Almost time to vote with my feet).


Tom,

I promise to respond to your original question regarding teachers living in town. Rose has the numbers somewhere but hasn't had a chance to locate them.

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