By: Diane Benjamin
I made the agenda for the July 10th Unit 5 Board meeting, if Unit 5 lists FOIA requests for every meeting they must not get many: https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicAgenda.aspx?ak=1000890&mk=50335525
The person with the most receipts charging Sales Tax was Mark Daniel, Superintendent.
Many of the receipts are at LOCAL restaurants. Most are not marked for who was eating or what the purpose was. A few of the receipts have notes I can’t read. RC McBride got breakfast on 11/26. A few receipts reference a Board member or HR.
My handwriting isn’t any better than the notes on the receipts – I wrote the Sales Tax charged on the statements. This time it was easier to scan the statements than re-type everything. How meaningful is sending memorial flowers or a plant if taxpayers paid for it?
If the head guy at Unit 5 can’t eat out locally and insure sales tax isn’t charged, how close is he watching other expenses? The total sales tax below won’t come close to closing the deficit but I suspect the cumulative affect of running a tighter ship would.
Let me know if you want an explanation on any of the below. I can check if any notes are on the invoices. One good thing, travel was limited to Chicago area and Springfield.