A year ago, I reminded the board that public funds are for public purposes only. Then I went over a list of spending on the adults with no educational purpose. I expected the board to direct the district to cut this out. Nothing has changed. Why wasn’t this cut rather than increasing student fees? Why do they keep crying poor when this is going on? Who is in charge? The school board? The superintendent? Or do we just do what everyone else is doing?
My comments from July 2016 when I told the board about the amount of money spent on celebrations and gift for the staff are available on youtu.be/BwFikoSGLiw?t=1m46s (2 minute mark)
A friend put in a similar FOIA this year – Nothing has changed! The entire file is 71 pages, I’ve included a sample below:
There is a board meeting tomorrow – 8/16/2017, 7:00 PM at the School Service Center (130 West Park Ave. Wheaton, IL).
At this meeting they plan to approve the 2018 budget, then this year’s contracts for the 50 administrators whose contracts expired 6/30/2017. It appears they will be taking no raises. However, I have spoken out in June and July about aligning their benefits with the teacher benefits and doing away with the lump sum they will get when they retire. (I’ll post more on this tonight)
Would love to have others show up and speak out!