CONNECT WITH WMAY
Greg Bishop Greg Bishop
9:00am - 12:00pm
Bishop On Air

Contact Me

My Blog

Infinite Menus, Copyright 2006, OpenCube Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Google
Custom Search
April 16, 2014, 9:30 am
970 WMAY News

Citizens Committee Recommends Pay Cuts, Teacher's Union Calls Foul


A committee made up of District 186 residents that was named to offer its own recommendations on the district's red ink budget has come up with several controversial proposals, including cuts in employee pay and benefits.

 

The Community Budget Review Committee has echoed some of Superintendent Walter Milton's proposed budget cuts, but then goes further -- calling for an end to the Capitol College Preparatory Academy and eliminating middle school programs at Iles and Ball Charter.

 

The committee has also proposed a 1-2% pay cut for teachers and all other district employees, along with higher pension and health insurance costs and reductions in sick days.

 

The Springfield Education Association reacted harshly, saying the cuts suggest the union has been greedy in past contract negotiations, which SEA President Dan Ford denies.

 

Ford says the committee's proposals may interfere with the collective bargaining process, and says legal action could follow if the district adopts the recommendations.

News Video

On Air Video


Facebook Fans


@WMAYSpringfield
LinkedUpRadio Envisionwise Web Services