By: Diane Benjamin
In this story I showed the salaries reported to the Teacher’s Retirement System from Unit 5. That is where OpenTheBooks.com gets there data from. https://blnnews.com/2022/04/01/unit-5-did-esser-funds-inflate-salaries/
This chart is from the OpenTheBooks website, it clearly shows salaries increased in 2020 while Unit 5 had fewer employees. This data is used to determine pensions benefits and required contributions. They aren’t wrong.
You can see this data for yourself at the link above.
I listened to the last virtual meeting Unit 5 held attempting to get you to believe they need a tax increase.
I taped the answer to my question on my phone, that explains the video quality. Yes, Kristen Weikle responded when I asked about 2020 salaries, she was followed by a guy who explained merit increases. I know people are looking into those “merit” increases and if ESSER money funded them. Listen to the word salad yourself:
Who isn’t telling the truth?