By: Diane Benjamin
Unit 5’s own data shows controlling costs isn’t happening. They have a spending problem, not a revenue problem.
Start with this chart complied from OpenTheBooks: https://blnnews.com/2022/04/01/unit-5-did-esser-funds-inflate-salaries/
Compared that chart with the one below compiled by Unit 5 – PDF page 15 https://www.unit5.org/cms/lib/IL01905100/Centricity/Domain/51/CAC%20Financial%20Presentation%2002-02-2022.pdf
Why did PERSONNEL costs (blue line) skyrocket since 2015? The number of students decreased from 13,346 in 2018 to 12,325 in 2021. That is a decrease of 1,021 students!
Now listen to Kristen Weikle claims nobody got 7% salary increases. That wasn’t the question, total salaries increased more than 7%. The video below is from this story: https://blnnews.com/2022/05/07/unit-5-word-salad/
Vote No Again – elect a new school board!