Let’s set the record straight. The following are the facts of what transpired at the Oct. 8 and Oct. 22 meetings.
Oct. 8 board meeting agenda item 4 reads: Administrative/Supervisory Salaries for 2012-13 – for Action. The Superintendent will recommend approval of Administrative/Supervisory salaries for 2012-13.
After closed session, the board came out and voted as per minutes of the meeting, which read: 2012-2013 Administrative/Supervisory Salaries: Moved by Ben Huber, seconded by Tom Neely to approve a 0 percent total package change in Administrative/Supervisory Salaries and Benefits for the 2012-2013 school year. Roll call vote was taken with Tom Neely, Jim Dins, Ben Huber, and Pat Schley voting aye and Clyde Tellock, Tim Schultz, and Dirk Weber voting nay. Motion carried at 8:41 p.m.
Then, Oct. 22 board meeting agenda item #1 reads: Support Staff and Other Staff Wages for 2012-2013 – for Action. The Superintendent will make a recommendation to the Board of Education to approve Support Staff and other staff wages for 2012-2013.
After closed session the board came out and voted as per minutes of the Oct. 22 meeting, which read: Support Staff Wages: Moved by Clyde Tellock, seconded by Pat Schley to approve a $0.56/hour salary increase for support staff and the Executive Secretary for 2012-2013. Roll call vote was taken with Tim Schultz, Tom Neely, Ben Huber, Pat Schley, Dirk Weber and Clyde Tellock voting aye and Jim Dins voting nay. Motion carried at 9:06 p.m.
Food Service Director Wages: Moved by Pat Schley, seconded by Dirk Weber to approve a $0.56/hour salary increase for the Food Service Director for 2012-2013. Roll call vote was taken with Tom Neely, Ben Huber, Pat Schley, Dirk Weber, and Clyde Tellock voting aye and Jim Dins and Tim Schultz voting nay. Motion carried at 9:08 p.m.
Administrative/Supervisor Wages: Moved by Tom Neely, seconded by Dirk Weber to approve a $750 salary increase for the Middle School Principal and Rec Center Director and $1,500 salary increase for the Superintendent, Business Manager, HS Principal, HS Associate Principal, Elementary Principal, Curriculum Director and Building & Grounds Director. Roll call vote was taken with Dirk Weber, Clyde Tellock, Tim Schultz and Tom Neely voting aye and Jim Dins, Ben Huber and Pat Schley voting nay. Motion carried at 9:15 p.m.
Superintendent Tom O’Toole stated in the Feb. 16 Shawano Leader the following, and I quote: “The District’s lawyer said the vote was legal and the item was listed on the October agenda(s).”
You – the citizens and taxpayers – clearly see according to the schools agendas and minutes that Administrative/Supervisors wages were only up for discussion in closed session and a vote on Oct. 8. This is the first and last time Administrative/Supervisors wages were on any agenda since Oct. 8.
Then, most recently, the board voted to ratify the last vote on Oct. 22. What?
It is time to start changing things with this school. Start by voting April 2 for a new board member and let the school board know who is actually in charge – the citizens!
The school board would love to see you at any meeting. All you have to do is show up and watch. It can be very interesting.