As predicted here at educationunderattack.info there’s a new chair at the school board table – a $175/hr chair. From now on an attorney from Odelson & Sterk will be seated next to the board president at board meetings. Interim superintendent Kyle Hastings seemed surprised that the board had somehow muddled through the past 40-50 years without an attorney advising them during board meetings. So if the meeting goes three hours the district pays $525 for the attorney to sit and watch District 103 kids sing, or to listen to a report on the drainage problems at Robinson, or hear a parent complain about state testing, or … you get the idea.
1) Mr. Hastings will not be making $800/day like those wasteful interim superintendents who preceded him.
2) Mr. Hastings will collect a check for every working-day from now till June 30th. Isn’t he a mayor somewhere, too?