Thursday, October 30, 2008

Where have you gone???

I've been getting lots of emails asking that very question. Obviously you've noticed that it has been nearly a month since I last updated this blog, and some of you are wondering what's wrong. To put your minds at ease, I can assure you that nothing is wrong. As a matter of fact, things couldn't be better.

My employer recently added some more responsibilities to my job including a business unit that tends to travel quite a bit, and so I've been spending more time in airplanes recently. Last month I was in St. Louis, two weeks ago in Germany, next week in South Carolina, and someplace else the week after that. Although I am enjoying the new challenges of my job, it leaves very little free time for other things like this blog.

I'll do what I can to keep this blog current since it's a convenient way for us to stay in touch with each other. I always look forward to hearing from you, and I appreciate your patience while I adapt to these changes in my professional life.

Renovations hit sour note

"They say the show must go on — but can it? Neshaminy High School families hope so.
Dozens of parents and students filled the Neshaminy school board meeting Tuesday night asking officials to find a way to make sure the Middletown high school's musical happens this winter, despite construction."

You can read the rest of this Courier Times article by clicking here.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Still no agreement in talks

According to this morning's Courier Times . . . While bargaining continues, there is no new update in the Neshaminy teachers' contract talks, which remain centered on health care costs, officials reported this week.

(Louise) Boyd previously said that health care was the only topic that the board was willing to discuss. (Rich) Webb responded that insurance is important because “there is no money in the budget. Without some concessions, there will be no way to fund other changes ... like salary.”

You can read the entire article by clicking here.

If you want to visit the district's contract negotiations website, click here.

Any community questions or comments about negotiations can be directed to Board Member Rich Webb: