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Monday, September 19, 2011
School Board Takes No Action on Employee Insurance
The special school board meeting for the resolution of employee benefits ended in anticlimactic fashion as the school board recessed and took no action on either proposal (District or Union) to address a projected benefits trust fund shortage.
The motion was on the table to send the issue back to the benefits committee unresolved for their further action--however sending the issue back to the benefits committee without guidance from the board did not seem to make sense. Before that motion could be voted on, another motion was made and seconded to recess the meeting until tomorrow night (9-20). That motion passed 3-2.
The board listened patiently to the presentations of the union and the superintendent, as well as 16 members of the public--but all board members expressed frustration with the way the process has worked and also with the idea of having to make a rushed decision on this issue.
So nothing has been resolved and we'll discuss this again tomorrow night.