Pulaski sets 'emergency' school board meet | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Pulaski sets 'emergency' school board meet

Posted By on Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 11:37 AM

An "emergency" Pulaski County School Board meeting has been set for 5:30 p.m. tonight. Subject: "Discussion of future role of superintendent."

Superintendent Charles Hopson has not been available for elaboration. A district spokesman said Hopson had requested that the meeting be called and described the topic.

Contributing tension: After school elections produced a school board majority ready to continue a working contract with the Pulaski Association of Classroom Teachers (the previous majority tried to end union representation of teachers), negotiations on a new contract resumed. School Board member Gloria Lawrence said an agreement was reached on everything but salary three weeks ago, but the district administration, presumably led by Hopson, has refused to return to the table. But she said she was in the dark about tonight's meeting beyond what the notice says.

Board member Tim Clark said he'd spoken with Hopson and that he'd said he intended to address the board about "certain board members" who'd overstepped their boundaries as policy makers to get involved in administrative decisions. He gave no specifics. Clark added that he didn't think Hopson was signaling any desire to depart the job.

Said Clark: "We need to step back and allow him to do his job."

Educated guess: A board member or members has been attempting to suggest pay terms to the administrative negotiating team. That isn't how negotiations generally work.

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