Bryan Greenwood

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  • in reply to: registration #886
    Bryan Greenwood
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    We have reached a tentative agreement. The final details will be released as soon as possible. As a sign of unity we are now encouraging everyone to register. I would also encourage you to attend the state camp in Alexandria. good luck on the upcoming season and a true thank you for your support and input.

    in reply to: registration #869
    Bryan Greenwood
    Participant

    Doug,

    I would like nothing more than to see this happen. There is a lot to consider when making that move. The main thing is funding. You would need some full time staff, office space, etc. To date, we have not had any paid staff. We have not collected any dues. We have funded meetings, hudl, etc. through funds raised at camps.

    If we were to make that move, the Lhsaa would probably fight it. At that time officials would have to make a choice: which association would they join?

    in reply to: LHSOA's current position on uncoming clinics #851
    Bryan Greenwood
    Participant

    Doug,

    My position on the camps: we need to attend the camps. It shows we are willing to work, willing to improve and we are preparing for the season. The message has been sent loud and clear that we will not work without a contract for services. I believe this will happen before football season. I can’t imagine the principals are willing to risk the 2015 football season over 35 bucks a game.

    Bryan

    in reply to: Paul Larosa, give us the contract offer. #849
    Bryan Greenwood
    Participant

    Let me start by saying that we are trying to be as transparent as possible. We have put many memos, letters, and documents on this website. We have also communicated talking point bulletins, contracts,and updates to the presidents of our associations. There have been at least three conference calls with the football association presidents. If you are not getting the informatiin, you might want to ask your leadership why.

    There are many things happening daily. Some of them are better off left away from the website and message boards. I hope you can understand and appreciate that.

    Paul LaRosa has made it clear that keys to our success will be keeping the membership informed.

    I suggest to everyone: when you elect a president for your association, make sure that person is capable of leading and dispersing information. Make sure he is committed to attending statewide meetings where, mechanics, camps, and LHSOA leadership positions are discussed.

    We have a process in place, but it takes everyone doing their part to get the information out. And yes, there is always room for improvement and we will continue to try and find better ways.

    Stay strong,

    Bryan

    in reply to: registration #848
    Bryan Greenwood
    Participant

    Guys,

    We still have plenty of time to register. The LHSAA director, Mr. Bonine, needs to see how united we are. This sends a clear signal to the administration that we are strongly united. I know they are monitoring registration closely. The date they set for registration could be changed if needed.

    Principals and coaches are starting to chime in. When we reach an agreement, we can sign up. Until then I reccomend saving your 52 dollars and sending a clear message. No doubt if you register it don’t mean that you will work, but our New state commissioner thinks you will want to get that 52 bucks back soon. He believes it’s a sign you are willing to cave in again.

    Stay strong,
    Bryan

    in reply to: LHSAA's letter to LHSOA #827
    Bryan Greenwood
    Participant

    The letter the LHSAA presented is frankly an insult. I have no doubt that when Mr. Bonine wrote it, he knew it would be soundly rejected. In the weeks meeting prior to the letter, he was willing to look at a longer term agreement than one year with another pay increase 3 years down the road. He completely flipped that position with the letter. As he stated in the press conference “what I offered today was the same old song and dance officials have heard for years”. No doubt in my mind that he absolutely KNEW that we would reject this.

    Under this letter, he would lock a new raise in until 2020. That would basically mean a 5 dollar raise in a 9 year period.

    While the money is a part of this, it by no means is the focus of the LHSOA. We want and have a right to have a say in the things that affect officials. From our requirements, security, assignments, travel, pay, uniform, etc.

    Right now we can ask, but may or may not be heard.

    The system as is, is set up for failure over and over again. This system requires principals to vote a fee increase on themselves in order for us to get a raise. A thirty year history shows they have NEVER been willing to do this in a January meeting.

    I agree with Sam Forester that now is the time to change this forever. Last year they cut the pay of baseball and softball umpires in rain out games with absolutely no debate on the issue. They never once had an official or principal or anyone stand before them to explain that many of our guys take comp time at work, leave their family activities to make it to a baseball or softball game. If the game is rained out they want to give you travel pay only. For the past twenty plus years you received travel and a half game fee. You say well I’m football not baseball, YOU MAY BE NEXT!

    All officials are in the same boat. If we don’t unite across this state to say we’ve had enough, then we may as well say goodbye to a profession that requires integrity and pride. Because the only ones who will be left are those guys who want to make a quick dollar. The ones who are fine with less training,less study, and less professionalism. I do not want to be part of that group!

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