At the end of an epic meeting, the school board voted to renew and extend the public relations consultant’s contract on the same terms as currently. This means Mrs. Grosky will be getting $1500.00 a month for twelve months as of July 1. That’s ten hours of work a month at $150 an hour. The board did this without ever having seen a contract from SERESC, the agency through which Mrs. Grosky is being paid (and which is headed by our former superintendent, Mr. LaSalle).
The meeting ended close to 1:30 a.m. It featured a hand-delivered petition from district residents in support of teacher Carolyn Morse who is embroiled in a lawsuit with the district and Dr. Metzler. There were stern letters read by members from the Sandown and Danville Boards of Selectmen questioning the legality of continuing to operate Sandown Central, and a heartfelt presentation from the teacher’s union over their perception of an unproductive and damaging climate between teachers and administrators in the district.
No doubt Dr. Metzler will take credit for transforming our meetings from sleepy affairs seldom attended to standing room only.