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Wednesday, February 22, 2017
For Mayor Kennedy's attention regarding the Home Rule petition for the movement of the custodians
Dear Mayor Kennedy,
do hope this letter doesn't reach you after you have made your decision
on whether or not to sign the Home Rule petition. Nevertheless I felt
it important enough to take a chance and at least get my opinion on the
While I am in agreement with the entire school
committee in wishing to have the custodians under there purview rather
than ISD. Also I am in agreement with them that the current Home Rule
petition is not the appropriate vehicle to make it a fair and equitable
It would seem to me that the petition is overly
complicated yet vague enough to allow for misuse. I believe LSC member
PATTI CAPANO was correct in pointing out something just doesn't smell
right about this whole transaction.
While I agree the
initial intention to capture the monies spent for the custodians health
insurance was a worthy and right idea, I do have suspicions how it all
appears to have played out.
I applaud your intention to
keep the transfer revenue neutral it does appear to hold the school
department hostage forcing them to pay ransom via a stipend. Given the
financial trouble the city and school department are in, not only does
it not sit well with me it would seem to violate your pledge
I urge you to veto this petition and send it back to council to be
reworked such that it does become revenue neutral.. Thank you for your
time and consideration.