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YOUR MONEY--The Gloucester City Education Association (GCEA) has tentatively agreed to a new three-year contract with the Gloucester City Board of Education (GCBOE). According to board spokesperson Margaret McDonnell, “The negotiating teams of the GCEA the GCBOE signed a tentative agreement at 1 AM on Friday, February 3.” McDonnell is the school Business Administrator and Board Secretary.
The 219 teachers and the 69 teacher aides (paraprofessionals) have been working without a contract since June 30. The previous three-year agreement union members received a total raise of 7.5 percent or 2.5 percent each year for the life of the contract.
Presently teachers salaries range from a low of $50,891 BA Step 1; to a high of $90,818 MA +60 credits Step 15. Salaries presently for paraprofessionals range from a low of $28,977 to a high of $30,672. Stipends vary from a low of $500 to a high of $1,000.
Because of an impasse, the matter went to arbitration.
The school district’s 2016-17 budget totaled $47,627,539. The district employs 375 people. Salaries total $23,868,507, benefits $11,773,310 bringing the grand total to $35,641,817, according to McDonnell.
BILL CLINTON NO FRIEND OF ILLEGAL ALIENS--Hollywood movie stars, along with the political elite in Washington and the liberal mainstream media would have you believe that President Donald Trump is the meanest person in the world because he wants to deport illegal immigrants. Yet, those same people seem to conveniently forget that former Democratic President Bill Clinton also advocated a hard stance on the immigrant dilemma.
Below is a video snippet of Clinton’s January 24, 995 State of the Union speech on immigration, border security, deportation of illegal aliens and abuse of immigration laws. Further down is a transcript of the video.
"It is wrong and ultimately self-defeating for a nation of immigrants to permit the kind of abuse of our immigration laws we have seen in recent years, and we must do more to stop it." ~ President Bill Clinton
All Americans, not only in the states most heavily affected but in every place in this country, are rightly disturbed by the large numbers of illegal aliens entering our country. The jobs they hold might otherwise be held by citizens or legal immigrants. The public service they use impose burdens on our taxpayers. That's why our administration has moved aggressively to secure our borders more by hiring a record number of new border guards, by deporting twice as many criminal aliens as ever before, by cracking down on illegal hiring, by barring welfare benefits to illegal aliens. In the budget I will present to you, we will try to do more to speed the deportation of illegal aliens who are arrested for crimes, to better identify illegal aliens in the workplace as recommended by the commission headed by former Congresswoman Barbara Jordan. We are a nation of immigrants. But we are also a nation of laws. It is wrong and ultimately self-defeating for a nation of immigrants to permit the kind of abuse of our immigration laws we have seen in recent years, and we must do more to stop it.
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