Isn’t it ironic?
Several weeks ago the PWC School Board approved changes to a policy and adopted a regulation requiring teachers to remove their personal appliances from their classrooms; things like fans, coffee pots, mini-fridges, microwaves, etc. Apparently these appliances consume too much energy and have to be removed. Teachers use their limited lunch time to collaborate and work with students and can’t leave their classes to get a cup of coffee from the cafeteria, so many teachers and PTAs had purchased these appliances with their money. Providing the energy to power these appliances is no longer a luxury the school division can afford.
Both the Sheriff of Nottinghom, PWC and Al Alborn recently published articles about renovations in the County Executives offices (PWC, not PWCS). The County Executive noted that she’d purchased a refrigerator and coffee pot for her office with her own money.
Ironic, isn’t it? We have the money to provide energy for the County Executive’s personal refrigerator and coffee pot, but we don’t have the money to provide the same for our teachers.