This Thursday, January 20, the SPED Faculty Senate will be holding its meeting with or without Sped Director John Verre. Mr. Verre told the SPED Faculty Senate late last week that he would NOT be attending the meeting this week, because there might be a conflict between his visit and ongoing contract negotiations.
This is a cop-out. There are many significant issues outside the realm of contract negotiations that people want to discuss, and if a ‘sensitive’ subject comes up, all Mr. Verre would have to say is ‘Sorry, I cannot discuss that particular topic.’
The late notice is also inexcusable, since the meeting was set up a few weeks ago. To those of you who were planning to attend this meeting, we’re sorry this is in limbo. We will put out an announcement through a Building Rep. e-bulletin if there is a change. But as of this writing (late Monday evening), it looks like he will not be attending.