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 All of us love RB  We deserve the best Illinois public high school

of its size  Past is important only as it defines present &

limits future


 Vision matters  Limits matter  Governance matters


ď ? Great governance brings great support

ď ? Poor governance provides poor support


“Governance” means “The RB Board”


 Certification  Non employees with paid health care  Coaches’ drug arrests, background checks

 Nepotism


 Soccer safety  MRSA

 Boosters financing  FOIA

finding

 2008 Contracts with no projections or counsel


 $58.9 million Building- No audit or accounting  $4.9 million back door tax hike  $500,000 – 750,000 lost @ Paw/Cyberdog

 Insurance claim


January 2008:

Insolvency in view

April:

Agree to contract

July:

Reserves < two months

August:

Borrow $4.9 million, add .20 in 2010 Ignore 1800 residents

September:

Sell $4.9 million in bonds

Now:

Raise taxes by .44, not .20


 Budget ≈ $20 million

 Salaries ≈ $16 million / $14 million

 Raises ≈ $70o,ooo/year


Building- 2006

Ed Fund- 2011

$240/year (L Herbst)

$418/year (Wm Blair)

$58.9 Million

$ ___ Million


$91 to 154 Million? $62 to 97 Million?


 Union endorsed

Board incumbents  Board signed

contract it could not afford  We pay


Money alone wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t solve problems Vision required And oversight Vote April 5th


So this present leads to unlimited futures for our studentsâ&#x20AC;Ś Vote April 5th


D-94ReferendumForum-3-2-11 Final  

 Past is important only as it defines present &amp; limits future  All of us love RB  Vision matters  Limits matter  Poor governance pr...

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