Welcome! Login | Register
 

Worcester Man Shot in the Head Early Saturday in Front of Old Walker Shoe on Water Street—Worcester Man Shot in the Head Early Saturday…

10 July 4 Parades & Firework Displays You Must See in Central MA—10 July 4 Parades & Firework Displays You…

Worcester Get Over $600,000 for Job Training at Key Companies—Worcester Get Over $600,000 for Job Training at…

Monfredo: We Need A Comprehensive Plan For Chronic Absenteeism…—Monfredo: We Need A Comprehensive Plan For Chronic…

Worcester Police Searching for Suspects After Shots Were Fired on Freemont St—Worcester Police Searching for Suspects After Shots Were…

Fit for Life: Habits - Out With the Old, in With the New—Fit for Life: Habits - Out With the…

Leonard Moorehead, the Urban Gardener: Midsummer’s Eve, Festivus—Leonard Moorehead, the Urban Gardener: Midsummer’s Eve, Festivus

Since 1971: How Much a Home Would Have Cost You—Since 1971: How Much a Home Would Have…

Bruins Top Pick McAvoy Tweeted “I Hate The Bruins So Much” in 2013—Bruins Top Pick McAvoy Tweeted "I Hate The…

The 5 Greatest “Farewell Tours” by MLB Hitters—The 5 Greatest "Farewell Tours" by MLB Hitters

 
 

EXCLUSIVE: Secretary of Education Meets With Boone Over Claremont Decision

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

 

Dr. Melinda Boone

The state’s secretary of education will be in Worcester for a 4 p.m. meeting with School Superintendent Dr. Melinda Boone to discuss her Claremont Academy move.

Len Zalauskas, president of the Education Association of Worcester, a teachers' union, told GoLocalWorcester he will be attending the meeting at Boone’s office in the Durkin Administration Building with Paul Reville, state secretary of education; Paul Toner, president of the Massachusetts Teachers Association and others.

A spokesperson at the MTA confirmed Toner was out of the office to attend a meeting with Dr. Boone in Worcester. 

Zalauskas said discussion will focus on the superintendent’s recent decision to require all teachers at Claremont Academy to reapply for their jobs, with no guarantee they will return to the school. None would be fired, however.

“Hopefully we will resolve this issue,” said Zalauskas, a longtime teacher who has been passionately opposed to what he says was an illegal move against unionized teachers. “We hope that the superintendent will rescind the letter she sent out and that we’ll enter into an agreement to start bargaining in good faith.”

Barring a resolution Wednesday night, picketers plan to protest the Claremont Academy issue outside City Hall Thursday night, starting at 6 p.m.. The protest is scheduled to coincide with a meeting of the Worcester School Committee, and will be moved inside to the third floor if it rains. The EAW is organizing rally to "protest demands the Claremont Academy teachers all reapply for their jobs - a clear violation of both the EAW contract and state law," according to an announcement sent to GoLocalWorcester.

Be sure to come back for more on this evolving story

 

Related Articles

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.