Saturday, July 13, 2013

She Did It Again

Eaton Co. District Fires 24 Special Needs Educators

Posted: Jul 12, 2013 4:59 PM EDT
CHARLOTTE, Mich. (WLNS) – 24 special needs educators were let go on Thursday from their jobs with the Eaton Intermediate School District in Charlotte, sparking a controversy between the district and the teachers' union.

Superintendent Christine Beardsley confirmed the layoffs on Friday, and said they were done in an effort to improve financial efficiency across the district.

The laid off workers were considered support staff, and worked either in the classroom with severely challenged students, or in homes with children ages five and under.

The former employees are being offered to apply for their same position with the Grand Ledge School district, but officials there say they will have to take a pay cut, and will not receive health care benefits.

Union officials who represent the out-of-work teachers say they are working with the Michigan Education Association to see what other recourse they may have.

Officials at MEA were unavailable for comment on this story

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Link from Topix Forum all about the new Superintendent for Eaton ISD

This link contains local news information for Oscoda Michigan, the school district where the current Superintendent for Eaton ISD used to work. It is a forum where concerned citizens such as myself shared their experiences in dealing with this Superintendent.

This will be followed up with an article from the Iosco County News Herald archives regarding this Superintendent. The website is currently under construction so hopefully it is finished soon before I will no longer be able to bring up said archive. Watch for it coming soon.

In the mean time, check out this other link:

Topix Forum about Superintendent for Eaton ISD

Monday, June 24, 2013

LSJ Article about ISD cuts

Super Mess

This blog is intended to talk about the Super Mess that has been created in the Charlotte School District, mainly the ISD. This mess began with a new Superintendent, and has been enforced by the Board. If anyone has anything to add, please do. We need to let the public know what has been going on.