Letters: ‘A good gig’

Mike Murray campaigns for provincial Liberal and federal Conservative parties, then complains about cuts?

School board chair Mike Murray says non-stop cutting is demoralizing.

Editor, The News:

Re: Budget hurts school district (The News, Feb. 20).

Mike Murray and his crocodile tears, please.

He campaigns for the provincial Liberal and federal Conservative parties, then complains half-heartedly about cuts to the education system.

There is no money for principals, but there is for trustees.

From $12,070 in 2009 to $20,899 in 2013, for ‘Mr. Wonderful’ himself. Sounds like a good gig, to me.

Meanwhile, laying off critical staff (clerical, maintenance and custodial) on the same wage scale as trustees, but working full-time.

In my humble opinion, Mr. Murray sees himself as extremely important and the boss at SD42, but really is a figurehead.

All while retreats for professional development and executive meetings are being held at tens of thousands dollars, never mind catering costs of nearly every district event.

Believe me, it’s huge money.

As a Taxpayer and parent in the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows school district, I feel this should be made public.

Go to the SOFI reports at SD42 for verification.

Dan Bertrand

Maple Ridge

 

Just Posted

Teacher receives reprimand after 2017 altercation with student

Gregory Norman Brock and a Grade 11 student had an altercation in a school gym.

RMMBA holds first training session of season in Maple Ridge

Players wore green in honour of St. Patrick’s Day

UPDATE: Location for more temporary supportive housing in Maple Ridge by end of week

Evacuation shelter now a night refuge only, then shuts for good March 31.

Getting dry in Maple Ridge, be careful

Two brush fires recently already

More condos sought for downtown Maple Ridge project

Seeking 20 per cent increase in number of units

Five highlights in the 2019 federal budget

Latest budget includes a sprinkling of money for voters across a wide spectrum

Facebook to overhaul ad targeting to prevent discrimination

The company is also paying about $5 million to cover plaintiffs’ legal fees and other costs

B.C. mosque part of open-house effort launched in wake of New Zealand shootings

The ‘Visit a Mosque’ campaign aims to combat Islamophobia

‘That’s a load of crap’: Dog poop conspiracy spreads in White Rock

Allegation picked up steam through a Facebook page run by a city councillor

Explosives unit brought in after suspicious boxes left at B.C. RCMP detachment

Nanaimo RCMP issues all clear after packages were found on lawn earlier in the day

Avalanche control tomorrow on Highway 1

Expect closures of up to two hours east of Revelstoke

2019 BUDGET: As deficit grows, feds spend on job retraining, home incentives

Stronger economy last year delivered unexpected revenue bump of an extra $27.8 billion over six years

Newfoundland man caught after posting photo of himself drinking and driving

The 19-year-old took a photo of himself holding a beer bottle and cigarette while at the wheel

Carfentanil found in 15% of overdose deaths in January: B.C. coroner

Carfentanil is 100 times more powerful than illicit fentanyl and used to tranquilize elephants

Most Read