All posts tagged School Board

School district being forced to pay for Damascus Trail

School’s important, goddamnit. Who the hell doesn’t like our schools. MG is a great district. The good shit far outweighs the negatives. But sometimes, I wonder if our board members, once elected, become nothing more than pansy ass apologists for the goddamn power brokers of our two fine communities. Example. I just find out this […]

School Board Fashion Review – May 2011

This was barely a step above a city council fashion review. Dull, dull and more dull. I almost cried watching. I miss Jill List. One side of the room wore black. Most of the other side was stuck in 1978. Thanks to Superintendent Gerlach and Lionel Norton for adding some variety to the affair. Here’s […]

Teachers Union strikes out with message

Someone asked what we felt about the negotiations with the teachers. We’ve been critical of the union’s stance about not writing letters of recommendation – but we’ve largely avoided talking about the negotiations in general. We have, however, made some critical comments on the teachers union’s strategy to keep their current retirement package. Today, we […]

Monona Grove Financial Info Revealed

The school district has posted a ton of great information on the current contract negotiations between the school district and the teachers union. You can find it on Jessica Ace’s blog as well as the district website. Here’s some of the highlights: Salary and benefits Base starting pay for teachers is $31,400 – that’s with […]

School Board Fashion Review

The School Board met on 4/14 and while everyone is entranced with the issues, nothing gathers more attention than our fashion review. First, we start with Susan Manning and Peter Sobol as they get sworn in after their recent re-elections. Susan looked smart with a pink jacket and black pants. Well done. Peter is unchanged […]

Fox in the Hen House

Some folks have said that Monona Grove School Board member Sue Fox has put the screws on Monona with her vote to move 6th graders to Cottage Grove and her apparent support of closing Maywood School – in the Comedy Herald she is quoted as ‘agreeing’ with Craig Gerlach with regard to closing Maywood, saying, […]

School Board Fashion Review

The board meeting is online, so it’s time for our look at this week’s fashion at the Monona Grove School Board meeting. The Good For the gentlemen, Lionel Norton had the Sears catalog khakis/dress shirt casual look down. Well done. Superintendent Gerlach did the sport jacket and tie – he handles that look well. For […]

Jill List’s fine wine

At the March 3 board meeting, Monona Grove School Board member Jill List reportedly said that Monona citizens whine about lack of communication, question the administration, and seek delays, with regard to important items – like the closing of Maywood School. She then said that Cottage Grove citizens never seem to have these problems. (She […]