Worcester Teachers’ Union Aims to Motivate School Committee to Give Binienda New Contract

Worcester Teachers’ Union Aims to Motivate School Committee to Give Binienda New Contract

WORCESTER – The Worcester Teachers’ Union is hoping to motivate the School Committee to issue a new three-year contract for Superintendent Maureen Binienda.

According to a union-wide email sent from Educational Association of Worcester [EAW] union president Roger Nugent, the union plans to address the school committee at Thursday night’s meeting on April 25 in support of Binienda and a new contract.

In the email, Nugent is asking for union members for feedback on how the union should present their support behind Binienda.

According to Nugent, he’s received inquiries from many members “asking how and what the EAW plans to do to support [Binienda] and advocate to the School Committee for an additional three year contract for her.”

Nugent ended the email by saying, “We want to motivate the School Committee to issue Superintendent Binienda an additional three year contract.”

Here is the email in full:

To all EAW Members,
 
I have been approached by many members of this union asking how and what the EAW plans to do to support Superintendent Maureen Binienda and advocate to the School Committee for an additional three year contract for her.
 
Please reply to this email if you are in support of this action. We plan on addressing the school committee on Thursday, April 25th at 7:00 pm. There is also the possibility of a press release being developed.
 
We want to motivate the School Committee to issue Superintendent Binienda an additional three year contract. Thank you for your feedback.
 
Yours in Solidarity.
 
Roger

As ThisWeekinWorcester.com reported on April 10, 48 members of the Principals’ Association of Worcester released a statement in unanimous support of Worcester Public Schools superintendent Maureen Binienda and Director of School Safety Robert Pezzella. 

In a letter to Worcester School Committee members dated April 8, 2019,  the Principals’ Association said they were prompted to release a statement of support of Binienda and Pezzella based on “recent events and statements made by some members of our community…”

The Worcester School Committee meeting is Thursday, April 25 at 7 PM at Worcester’s City Hall in the Esther Howland Chamber.


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