Posted by Jeremy Shulkin
It sounds like the no confidence vote taken by the EAW (see post below) was just one small part of a meeting that had a reported 1,200 members of the union at Our Lady of Mount Carmel church on Thursday night.
In a bit of deviation from the traditional no confidence vote, a motion came up asking that school committee members Dianna Biancheria, Tracy Novick and Brian O’Connell be separated — as in the EAW would specifically be targeting Superintendent Boone and Mayor Joe O’Brien (and to some extent school committee members Jack Foley, John Monfredo and Mary Mullaney).
Related to this, the vote was the talk of a Friday legislative meeting with the Worcester delegation, with at least one local Representative frustrated that the no confidence vote didn’t split the committee because instead of the EAW holding on to at least a couple of allies on the committee, he feared they’d alienated all seven.
Another development to keep an eye on is that the EAW will start putting print and radio ads out explaining their grievances, with a focus on the high pay of administrators versus the pay of teachers and educational aides.
Information is still coming in, so stay tuned.