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Niles audit finds savings

Report says cuts, other changes can net district $1.3M

March 2, 2013

NILES — Interim Superintendent Frank Danso said study, reflection and discussion will be necessary for the district as it moves forward after a recent audit....

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Daniel

Mar-02-13 4:50 AM

Imagine that. A republican suggesting cuts of middle class jobs and healthcare. No mention of slashing anything from the rich freeloaders.

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WarrenProud

Mar-02-13 6:05 AM

Having to pay 15% of your healthcare costs while the rest of us pay about 30% still doesn't seem fair, but I'll take it. The auditor has identified many positions that are not needed on the school staff and groundskeeping. Make the changes, and Niles doesn't have a financial problem and taxpayers no longer need another property tax hike. BOE - do it, do it now!

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jsSenior

Mar-02-13 6:16 AM

I hope that all school districts do this . Teaching staff must realize that the standard is 10% or higher for healthcare contributions but most do not want to pay their share .. Gone are the days of paying 5% coverage for teachers .. With the cuts coming the tax payers can not and will not pay more while they are paying less!

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Daniel

Mar-02-13 6:31 AM

all the sudden WP is all for class warfare. now he likes to take from the middle class and give it to the rich. What? you think their going to write you a tax refund check lf these cuts take place? yea right.

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thebear402

Mar-02-13 7:32 AM

I'm all for everyone paying a fair share of their health insurance costs, but whenever I hear "staffing cuts," all I can think of is fewer jobs and more people unemployed. I know that you have to do what you have to do to stay in business, you can't pay people to stand around if you don't need them, but I sure hope these people can find another job.

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WarrenProud

Mar-02-13 8:07 AM

Daniel - the tax pie is only so large. I pay about 30% of my healthcare costs and think it's okay so should these school employees pay their fair share at 15%. If not, then you either raise property taxes which most seniors and middle class folks can't afford, or layoff more middle class school employees. As for the groundskeepers, these are jobs best done by the private sector middle class employees so no jobs are really lost, just transferred. Since when does school education include cutting grass and plowing snow?

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amc078

Mar-02-13 9:40 AM

You all need to read the entire report before commenting. There are also mentions of cutting other things like bus routes, art, music, gym, etc. Does that sound like a school Niles kids should have?

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WarrenProud

Mar-02-13 11:51 AM

amc078 - what's wrong with walking to school? I did it myself for many years in grade school, and the exercise is good for you.

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ArticWoof

Mar-02-13 1:03 PM

Warrenproud, as much as I hate to agree with you. You are correct, if they get rid of the shcool workers for maintenance such as groundskeeping, they will simply hire a private company. So the taxpayers still pay.

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UneducatedDrone

Mar-03-13 1:35 AM

I agree; if you're paying 40% of your medical premium, then you don't have much of an education to get you a decent job, lol.

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UneducatedDrone

Mar-03-13 1:36 AM

lol @ Grump

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dstabt

Mar-03-13 9:45 PM

You know? little by little were losing our rights, freedoms and money. They want everyone desolate and dependent on govt. You are a threat and will be targeted if you can manage your life, budget, household and family.

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dstabt

Mar-03-13 9:49 PM

Everyone needs to be educated in Agenda 21 and the word Sustainability. The UN and govt has decided that the American way of living is not sustainable. The use of animals for food, suburban housing and car usage is NOT sustainable in their assessment. But, mind you China and all the carbons produced there is allowed.

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RolloTomassi

Mar-04-13 8:53 AM

Shouldn't be that complicated. They passed a levy that wasn't a renewal. Then they cut a whole bunch of non-administrative staff. How would they not have excess money?

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dstabt

Mar-07-13 1:06 PM

Samraree: isn't it always harder to gain control over a people or person that is independent and not reliant on govt for the basic necessities of life? A govts.. need to want to control and have power over its population is not a new ideology, and is the direction our govt is headed towards. This administration in d.c. outright ignores the balance of powers within the three branches of govt, dictating at every turn to Congress. Read about Agenda 21. There's a thought process among the elite that there is a population problem...and they think the. Earth cannot sustain providing for us..now we have a lack of bees to pollinate, toxins galore, and GM food.

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dstabt

Mar-09-13 5:18 PM

SAM: Really???? The same rights as ever with no more regulations???? Come on, one realized the differences when The Patriot Act is enforced and regulated by the govt. More intrusion, less privacy.!!! GET REAL AND QUIT LIVING IN MIRAGE created by the liberal dems. You still believe our votes on the national level In a presidential election count? That is laughable.

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dstabt

Mar-09-13 5:21 PM

ISN'T IT A REPUBLIC????

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dstabt

Mar-19-13 12:36 PM

Sam: Aren't you aware that the people do not elect the president but it is the Electoral College that officially votes for the next president??? Our vote only counts for what's called the "popular vote." AT 71 I would assume you already knew that. Patriot Act is hugely used in the banking industry. Requirements to open accounts, wire transfer etc. are highly regulated through the Patriot Act and other banking regulations and are not the same when you were 21. This effects every I know and don't know..........including YOU!!!! I don't live by fear or choose to put my head in a time warp of sand either...........

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dstabt

Mar-20-13 8:58 AM

This interim Sup. Danso is a joke. He originally was at Cortland Elementary. then to Southington and now to Niles. He gets moved around a lot. He is not a person that belongs in a position of authority. I know from personal experience. He handled a situation with my son horribly and didn't deal any punishment towards another teacher and the students involved. So I guess its fitting that he would be at Niles. LOL

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