Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Did You Know Providence Has (Had?) an Administrator's Union?

Linda Borg for the ProJo:

PROVIDENCE — It looks like the School Board wants to sever its relationship with a union that represents 105 Providence school administrators, according to an officer with the union. ...

The School Board can choose not to deal with the union because the association no longer has a contract with the district (it expired in June) and because the union does not enjoy collective-bargaining rights. ...

The administrators’ union has an unusual history. In 1976, the School Board fired all of the central office administrators, Kane said. The administrators formed a union, affiliated with AFL-CIO, and successfully petitioned the General Assembly for the right to bargain collectively. A year later, the Providence Teachers Union appealed and the legislature repealed the right to bargain collectively.

Presumably this will also be accompanied by some kind of moves to bring in administrators with some kind of "alternative certifications."

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