TO ALL TEACHERS
All statements I, Kathy Ayres, made last night (and anytime I've ever spoken) were entirely my own and not that of FOSSE. I apologize to all of you and want to be sure you understood my statement fully, as my three minutes limited the depth of what I could share
I am not blaming any of you or accusing you of not working hard enough or doing all you can to fight the fight. I know how hard all of you work and how much you care and I am very aware of the amount of personal time, money and passion you contribute. My recommendation to change insurance to a high deductible, higher premium came from significant research which could significantly lower your out-of-pocket expenses - actually saving you money - as well as a significant chunk of the overall corporation's budget. Whether you heard it or not, my recommendation was to change insurance across the entire corporation which would also aid in retaining insurance for those that will be losing it in 2012. I didn't have time to go into plan details in three minutes, and as it was, I was unable to finish my statement. Please know that I care very deeply for all of you and would never make a suggestion that I didn't honestly think would actually be beneficial to you. I apologize to everyone and hope you know this was not a personal attack and I was not judging you of not trying or caring. I know better. I blame the school corporation for not doing all they can for you and all employees - - and quite obviously, their concern cannot be for children having done all of this during ISTEP (and we won't go into the depth of the negative effects their plan will have).
Again, I apologize and hope you now fully understand my intent and I promise you - I love and respect you all from the bottom of my heart.
Posted by SaveSilverStreet