Google Analytics

Site Meter

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Short History of the Alexandria School Board

Here are some important dates for the Alexandria School Board. Everyone in Alexandria should be aware of these events…

* 21-Jun-01 - Board announces Rebecca Perry as New Superintendent
* 1-Jul-03 - Annual base salary of $168,000 & $650 car allowance per month
* 23-Apr-04 - Mrs. Perry charged with DUI - Perry's breath test showed a blood alcohol content of 0.12. Virginia's legal limit is 0.08
* 24-Apr-04 - School Board meets to discuss the DUI situation and other recent issues in the school system.
* 29-Apr-04 - Board votes to retain Perry (reduce contract by one year to 2005)
* 04-May-04 - School Board states they are going to search for replacement for Perry ASAP
* 11-Jun-04 - Perry, pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated - 30-day suspended jail sentence treatment program & one-year suspension of Perry's license
* 1-Jul-04 - Annual increase in Perry’s salary to $175,000 (though she is on probation)
* 8-Aug-04 - Perry receives approximately $10K per year for a car allowance, though she has no driving privileges in Virginia until 2005.
* 17-Nov-04 - Behind closed doors and without any community envolvement the School Board extends Perry’s contract through the 2008 school year
* 5-Dec-04 - Board announces there was no search for a replacement and they were misunderstood.
* 1-Jul-05 - Board increases Perry salary to 189,744
* 15-Sep-05 - 2006 FY Budget: 165,800,957 (increase of 8,643,416)
* 29-Sep-05 - 2007 FY proposed op budget: $181,071,961 (increase of 16MM)
* 30-Jun-08 - Perry current contract expires

The problem with this timeline of events is the School Board made a commitment to the community, and then backed out of that verbal contact behind closed doors. Remember this on May 2nd, 2006 when you vote for the new school board.

Disqus for Cold Kiwi