“RBHS board may ask teachers to retool contract” — 2-16-10

…At least week’s school board meeting a former candidate for the school board excoriated the four members of the current school board who voted to approve the contract.

“The district could not afford that contract the day it was signed,” said Chris Robling, who finished seventh in an eight-person field in the 2007 school board election. “That contract could not be paid with available funds the day that it was signed by this district. That’s why the board had to borrow $5 million just one year later without a referendum. Four of you supported that borrowing.”

Robling challenged the four members of the board who voted for the teachers’ contract and the working cash bonds to propose cuts to balance the budget.

“It is incumbent upon the majority of this board, MariAnn [Leibrandt], Larry [Herbst], Jim [Marciniak], and Sue [Kleinmeyer] to start that conversation, because you four approved both the contract and the borrowing of the $5 million, to unveil your specific plan for operations from 2010 to 2012 and beyond including how District 208 will repay the $4.9 million that you borrowed without a referendum,” Robling said. “What should be cut to fund the contract that you supported? What programs should be dropped to repay the bonds you floated?”…

See article:  http://www.rblandmark.com/main.asp?Search=1&ArticleID=5843&SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&S=1

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