MNEA voting: I really didn't expect the MNEA vote to turn around. The best news out of last evening's meeting may be this:
The ordeal has raised questions about MNEA voting methods which have no procedure in place for record keeping.I sincerely hope that improvements are made. It's the right of the citizens of Nashville to know that these votes, which impact our children, are as clean, solid and verifiable as possible. I would think union leadership would also want to ensure the integrity of the voting procedure. Further they've got to find a way to let the rest of us know just how many people are actually making the decisions that impact so many lives that have no vote at all.
Shannon Strahan, MNEA representative from
, introduced a proposal that would record who votes. Two Rivers Middle School
“Our faculty didn’t really have a stance one way or another on the diversified pay, but we were concerned that we needed proper procedures in voting,” Strahan said.
Her proposal was referred to MNEA’s nominations and elections committee.