DeForest Area Progressives
Meeting notes from February 9, 2015
Next meeting: Monday, February 16, 2015, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Ginny’s, 3922 Partridge Road, Windsor Hills neighborhood. Be sure to come to hear Franco Milani of the Friends of the Yahara River Headwaters speak to us on the quality of DeForest area water. Among other things of interest at this meeting, we will continue planning for our April 11th event, “What’s in YOUR Water?” as well as our participation in the Wisconsin Grassroots Network’s upcoming festival.
On February 9th, in lieu of the regular DAP meeting, three of us went to the DeForest Area School District (DASD) School Board meeting to testify in favor of professional career teacher recognition. We heard a report from the Teacher Compensation Committee, including a Power Point presentation on Compensation and Benefits, Teacher Compensation Career Ladder, Teacher Compensation Model, and General Information on Badges (the new system of teacher pay progression that replaces the union contracts eliminated by Act 10). The reader is referred to the DASD website for detailed information on these and many other matters of interest on this topic. There were around twenty teachers present, and many of them thanked us for our interest in backing their quest for dignity and respect to be reflected in their pay grades.