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Concessions stave off deficit for West Branch

May 30, 2014

BELOIT— The West Branch school board Thursday night approved an updated financial forecast that reflects the savings created by union concessions earlier this year....

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Numnudz

May-30-14 5:50 PM

This district really should forget about trying to pass any new levies or taxes for a few years. They are just irritating the taxpayers, who are TAPPED OUT. Give it a break.

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Numnudz

May-30-14 5:47 PM

Incredibly, I agree 100% with ladybug. Unbelievable.

"I live in the WB district. I feel lied to or deceived over the past levy request."

It isn't just a feeling, it's a fact. They knew how the concessions would affect the forecast. They may have not had the exact numbers, as the article doesn't state when the updated report was started or finished, but used the old data anyway.

This smells like a week-old open can of tuna.

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WARRIOR

May-30-14 5:09 PM

READ. The "SAVINGS" was done from the TEACHERS doing without a salary raise over 4 years and agreeing to another 2 years without any salary raise. Telzrow credited the teacher and classified staff unions for their concessions in their recent contracts, as well as the frugalness of the district's administrations, for helping address the financial constraints under which the district is operating, but noted that challenges still exist.I do agree that this LOOKS as IF there is $$$$$ in the schools but there is NOT

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sdbrms

May-30-14 8:11 AM

I live in the WB district. I feel lied to or deceived over the past levy request. If they cannot publish true numbers to present to the voters, then I'll not vote for a levy.

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ladybug

May-30-14 7:45 AM

I hate to say this. But anything that screws up the credibility gap is when they all of a sudden pull money out of their ---

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