BATAVIA — Batavia City School District leaders will continue to look at a consultant’s recommendations for staffing in the schools. However, that is just one of the resources the district uses to study staffing, its superintendent says.
Consultant Dr. Thomas Ramming of International Deliverables, LLC, had given a report Monday night to the Board of Education, saying, in part, that he reviewed data and research in average class size, enrollment schedule, collective bargaining agreements and financial information. He said the district’s contract with the Batavia Teachers’ Association includes language on a teacher’s work day that can restrict district discretion in how it assigns teachers. Any contract wording that results in inefficiencies should be addressed through collective bargaining, Ramming said.