Rick makes a good point, better to point to administration to determine this issue.  It is their job to make the decision about the school's website.  The teachers can voice their concerns to their union reps. The reps can work it out with administration or go to the vt nea and voice their opinion on the vt nea's  website.  Not your problem.
Good luck

On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 7:38 AM, Drew Blanchard <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
It's contract negotiations time in Winooski, and the school's website is caught in the crossfire.  As one of the Website's administrators, I'm now looking at biased talking points from the school board linked on the site's main page, with an angry teachers' union breathing down my neck requesting equal time and space on the site.  I find this whole thing an extremely inappropriate use for our site.  Have any other districts used their school's Website for such purposes?  It feels like an unprofessional "he said, she said" sort of thing, but if it's a commonly accepted use for the site, well, I should smile and nod and keep my mouth shut.   

Are other schools' sites used this way during contract negotiations?

Winooski's main page

Talking points page

Drew Blanchard
Technology Teacher
Winooski City Schools
Normand St.
Winooski, VT 05404
(802) 655 - 3530 x6073


Technology Integrator
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The St. Johnsbury Elementary School
257 Western Ave - St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
802-748-8912 Fax: 802-748-1095