In addition to everything else, the District is an employer. As an employer, the District is required to comply with labor laws. Sometimes they don't. In fact, they often don't. And when they really mess up they have to appear before the Public Employment Relations Committee (PERC). And when they are proven to have followed unfair labor practices they have to read the decision of the PERC into the minutes of the School Board's meeting such as they did on March 10, 2010.
This happens once or twice a year and it is a direct indictment of the District's culture and management practices.
It has happened again.
I would really like to see a clause in the superintendent's contract that dings the superintendent salary $10,000 for every one of these. Then I think we would see them stop. Historically the District never takes any action after one of these and never holds anyone accountable for their grotesque mis-management and denial of rights to District employees.
Instead these findings get the same treatment as everything else in the District:
We see a lugubrious series of mea culpas
We see a big, sloppy show of contrition
That's followed by a big sloppy commitment to do better in future
Then they forget all about it, fail to hold anyone accountable and go on doing the same stuff they were doing before.
Dysfunction, delusion, and deception all over the place.