Both Douglas and Sarpy County Republican Party Chairmen issued statements urging their members to attend the Learning Community meeting held tomorrow and show their opposition to the hiring of consultants at taxpayer’s expense. Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom issued a press release as well urging their members to voice their concerns at the meeting. Also, watch for the lead story this evening on KETV Channel 7 at 10pm discussing this matter. Below is a copy of the statement from the Douglas County GOP.
Learning Community Public Meeting
- Urgent Action Needed -
Thursday, July 18th
Tomorrow evening the Learning Community will be gathered together and they will decide whether or not they want to spend $154,000 of your money in just 72 days for two contractors.
Yes you are reading that correctly. The CEO of the Learning Community, Ted Stilwill, is proposing that two contractors be compensated $1,000 per day for 72 days. One of these contractors gets an added bonus of $10,000 for expenses and travel.
These 2 contractors would assist the Superintendent’s Advisory Council (SAC) by helping “facilitate the planning process for the development of a plan for early childhood education.”
The SAC is comprised of the Superintendents from the 11 Learning Community School Districts and himself, with the possibility of several others. Apparently Mr. Stilwell is forgetting that there are highly qualified people, with their own staff from school districts which already have programs for early childhood education.
It was pointed out on 1290AM KOIL’s Tom Becka program yesterday (listen here, click segment 5) that Mr. Stilwell’s employment contract states he will receive a nice bonus at the end of the year if he completes several tasks, one of them happen to be completion of this early childhood education plan.
Thank you for all of your effort,
Chairman, Douglas County Republican Party