Resolution – Eliminate Board Salaries and Travel – Lead by Example

It is time to lead by example.. Here is the text from my resolution I will submit this month,

Resolution instructing the Superintendent to eliminate board member salaries and travel budget starting September 1st.

WHEREAS, the Shelby County Board of Education is responsible for the health, safety, and welfare of its employees and students

WHEREAS, the employees of Shelby County School system saw no step increases or COLA this year, and

WHEREAS, due to budget constraints the Shelby County School Board has also cut services to transportation and teachers;

WHEREAS, it is the goal of this board to lead by example its district and share in the pain and burden financially with its people,

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED , The Shelby County Board of Education requests that the Superintendent eliminate board salaries and travel and mileage reimbursement for the school year 13-14 beginning September 1st.

NOW, THEREFORE BE FURTHER RESOLVED , the money saved from the BOE salaries be funneled to the transportation budget or to providing bonuses for school based employees.

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