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  • MYOPINION
    July 06, 2012 - 09:23

    This may not be completely relevant to the "meat" of this article but the title "Secretary" is used very rarely today. The title "Administrative Professional" is more widely used.

  • David
    July 06, 2012 - 09:21

    To all you overpaid teahcers who are scared to death that you won't have your secretary to bail you out and cover up your mistakes ......pass the hat and make up the shortfall up out of your own 'spare' money. The taxpayer is tapped out.

    • Chantal
      July 06, 2012 - 10:46

      The "taxpayer" is tapped out from bailing out irresponsible businesses and bankers.

  • Harvey
    July 06, 2012 - 07:57

    I'm getting the feeling that, in this province, authorities in many sectors are becoming disciples of Harper. Look at the provincial government, the health care board and now the eastern educational board ...all cutting and chopping job positions. Whatever happened to our "have status province"? Do positions of authority go to the heads of some people ? Are their decisions based on decent decision-making ? Just wondering !!!

  • Dan
    July 06, 2012 - 07:24

    Libby Cole is a good leader and a real looker!

    • Pitt
      July 06, 2012 - 08:19

      Speaking from Experience as a former educator, the Secretaries are the glue that keeps most schools together. Most go above and beyond what is in their actual job descriptions. These cuts are a farce, and the total savings of $80,000 is a joke. A better alternative would be for the Board to look within, ie Managemnet, staff, etc. One job cut from upper management would achieve the same cost savings with NO impact on the schools in the area. ALL school Boards in this province are very top heavy and the teachers in the schools really need more support not less. Ask any young teacher coming in to the system now, schools have inedequate resourcse as it is, in terms of staffing, basic supplies, etc. Most teachers I know spent hundreds of dollars from their OWN pockets just to buy essesntials for their classrooms. Last year the Auditor General ripped into the Central Board for mismanagemnet of funds. Oddly enough, the School Board Office in Gander just had a rather extensive makeover of new siding and bricks. I would guess the costs were quite substantial. Yet a few hundred meters up the street Gander Acacdemy sits there relatively unchanged from it's construction of the mid 1950's. Kids have no Art room for goodness sakes. If it were not so sad for the students who go there it would be laughable. Glad I retired when I did.