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    Patrice Benard
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    Here’s the Agenda for tonight’s meeting:

    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1qU7tmY8-pErl5miVztRiRWqifwO8ApcZ

    Given the lengthy Recognitions & Presentations agenda, I am getting started a little late.

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    Patrice Benard
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    Retiring Teachers were recognized. Principal Adamakos now giving a presentation about Aspen. Doing a Q&A right now.

    #63880

    Patrice Benard
    Participant

    (Sorry, took a break to make chewy sugar cookies. Recipe available upon request.)

    Public Forum-

    Joanne Mulligan- Preschool Teacher at Jewett- worked with Dr. Selma Deitch. Concerned about changes to preschool program. Feels compelled to speak on behalf of her 3-4 yr olds. Speaking of some of the difficulties her students struggle with. Has seen much success with the 10 hrs per week program. Reductions to fewer hours would reduce the ability to really help these children.

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    Patrice Benard
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    Liz Kerwin- Teacher at West- Thanks those who attended the EL ceremony at West. Cost her over $300 out of her own pocket. Has moved from Nashua to Manchester because she believes in this city and her students. Has been her 5 yrs, but still on Step 2 due to contracts. Asks them to invest in her.

    Cassie Rudiger- Teacher at Parkside in self-contained classroom- purchases supplies for her students. Has submitted requisitions for these items, but have been denied. Not enough paras to help her. Unsafe situation, also out of compliance with IEP. Wants them to recruit paras and pay them a living wage. Spends on average close to $1000 each year. Lists her bills. She has to work 3 jobs. Something needs to change.

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    Patrice Benard
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    Paul Kearney – he and his wife both taught in MSD, both retired now. As taxpayer understands there is a problem. When in the MEA he negotiated 5 contracts. Says tax-cap is a problem. Looking for fair pay. Police got a contract increase plus hazardous duty pay. Teachers should get that as well. Thinks every public employee should get what the Police got. Shouldn’t freeze steps if contract isn’t renewed.

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