To the Editor:

In the July 16 issue of the Spectrum, the bold headline read "Paddyfote gives back pay raise."

In reality, a deal was struck to take 14 extra days of vacation instead of a raise. Nothing was given back. It was a trade.

No wonder the teachers refused a wage freeze. I imagine all of the teachers would be happy with almost three weeks off instead of a pay raise.

Were the teachers given that option?

Is this a good example from the superintendent?

Is this the message the voters were sending?

Sally Rinehart

New Milford