Another resident, Jim Hunter, said the control unions have over schools is "disgraceful," and more needs to be done to change the unions' grasp on taxpayers.
Baughman said he supported changing the Triborough Amendment of the state's Taylor Law, which has step increases remain in place even after contracts expire. This allows union members in the district to have around a 2 percent raise before negotiations even begin, since the raise will be carried forward even if negotiations are unsuccessful.
The next budget workshop is scheduled for March 1 during the Board of Education's regular meeting at the District Office Board Room. For information regarding the budget, including meeting schedules and the 53 frequently asked questions from the budget survey, visit www.niskyschools.org.""