Mamie Till Mobley

"There was an important mission for me, to shape so many...young minds as a teacher. God took away one child but...(gave) me thousands. And I have been grateful for the blessing." Mamie Till Mobley

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Superintendent Williams opt for more life time health care benefits instead of buyout retires in 2012

Instead of terminating him, the Buffalo Board of Education accepted  the announcement from embattled Superintendent James A. Williams that he is retiring effective June 2012.

Buffalo News blogger Mary Pasciak commented on her live coverage that some board members would have prefer he leave sooner meaning terminating him, but that it "clearly wasn't the majority of the board." And when asked about how Williams criticizes teachers for the contractual life time health care benefits after retirement,  what he chose for himself instead of a 6-month buyout of his contact if terminated around $110,000, Pasciak blog, "
"I certainly think it's worth noting that the taxpayers of New York will be footing most of the bill for the superintendent's health care for the rest of his life. And yes, that does seem to contradict his position on post-retirement benefits for other employees."
Earlier this year Williams attended a conference of superintendents when interviewed for a video,  said...
"we can not continue to pay 100 percent health care  for employees in Buffalo active or retiree..."
Does it mean  he is ready to negotiate a new contract for teachers that expired on July 2004  next year?

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