Where will this money go? It won't go to teacher pay increases or supplies to offset the average $1500/yr that dedicated teachers spend on their students/classrooms that's "not in the budget". It won't improve instruction, will reduce administrative efficiency unless they axed some of the deadwood in the Ed. Foundation or the numerous admin assistants to high dollar administrative personnel. We'll never know. The district won't publish their names. Don't think they can legally. The district won't even publish the names of the Bond Oversight Committee...who died and made THEM the end all be all of the edu-business in Red Oak anyway? I'll ask around and find out ASAP. Hopefully someone would file an open records request to get this info.
I really would not like to be in the shoes of the OTHER % of persons that will work this school year in fear of losing their positions. What a crappy time to be told "your services will not be required". I wonder if any of these employees received an pay rate equivalent of the $50K "Golden Parachute" that ex-Superintendent Craig Stockstill received? Nah, I bet not. At least the district "hooked them up" with the state unemployment folks and told them they could reapply for other opportunities in the district. What dummies would even go down THAT road after the district told them that they were expendable.
See how the district repays loyal employees that lobbied for the bond and worked their kiesters off for years? Oh I forgot....all this is for the kids right? If you believe that, I bet you voted FOR that ridiculous bond issue-CHUMP!
It's all about the bottom line and paying the debt service on the bond. This action certainly does not say much about doing this through attrition and over time. That would have been people friendly and still cost effective.