Pinellas School Board member Carol Cook tells The Gradebook that pay cuts may be back on the table if SB 6 becomes law:
With the financial mandate imposed by SB 6 on top of other budget pressures, Pinellas board member Carol Cook said she can’t rule out that the district might go back on its contract with the teachers union and revisit the small “step” raises it agreed to give teachers in 2010-11.
“Am I willing to say now we would impose a contract? No. But is that off the table? Nothing is off the table,” Cook told The Gradebook during a discussion about the financial implications of SB 6. “I’d like to turn over every stone before we do that. But there aren’t many stones left to turn over.”