Things happening at District 150 are so sketchy these days I have nothing but shade for the group over on Wisconsin.
As if pay hikes to ten clerical workers on the down low didn’t sound bad enough for District 150, now we learn of a pay raise to a Human Resources Administrator that was signed off on by the District’s Treasurer but the Treasurer is saying she did not sign any document authorizing a raise? Add to that, the Interim Superintendent was unaware of the raise to the Administrator, and the School Board was unaware of everything.
Adding fuel to the fire, we now have the District’s Human Resource Department in the position of defending a document that they allegedly have showing the Treasurer’s signature approving the Human Resource Administrator’s raise? A raise which is in direct violation of School Board policy.
This is enough to make even the staunchest District 150 supporter throw up both their hands. What the hell is going on with this group over on Wisconsin? I mean really, who’s really hood up in this piece?
Durflinger has admitted that he “knew of and approved “three to four people” being reclassified but no others”; and there was no violation of Board policy. In my opinion, the raises for those “three to four people” should stand. However, the raise received by the Human Resource Administrator violated board policy by not going before the school Board and it should most definitely be rescinded, along with the raises to the other six to seven people Durflinger didn't approve.
If Durflinger felt he was justified to reclassify “three to four people” in the first place, why is he now justified in rescinding that? If there was an inequity in the way these people were paid in November – the rescinding of these salaries means there is an inequity in the way these “three to four people” are paid now.
The pjstar reports that Durflinger said the that the matter is being investigated. My question is, "being investigated by who?" It is becoming evident that overseeing this Administration is more than this Board can handle. Perhaps this is something a group of citizens should be convened to look into.
Open up the Board to more citizen sub-committees. It is the only way to bring more oversight and transparency to this District. I'll blog about that later...