First State Liberty President, Eric Boye, outlined a “Critical Action” referendum counter-proposal to a room of Christina School District residents Thursday night. It lays out a plan to save the jobs of 82 teachers, 19 paraprofessionals, and 10 secretaries without any increase in taxes.
Over the weekend, a small group of volunteers from the meeting distributed that plan to 700 district homes in the form of flyers. It was also posted online and is being forwarded across social media and email.
The “CRITICAL ACTION” flyer calls for residents to attend the 7:30 PM CSD Board meeting on Tuesday, May 12th at Gauger-Cobbs Elementary School and demand officials cancel their May 27th referendum in favor of FSL’s plan. All residents and teachers who have seen their flyer have enthusiastically favored the FSL counter-proposal.
“While we haven’t had the benefit of using taxpayer dollars to get our message out, it’s getting a great response, “ Boye said. “The big question at this point is if it will work its way through the grapevine quick enough and adequately pressure this school board to cancel the wrong choice they are giving residents on May 27th.”
CORRECTION: Our original flyer listed a mystery $797,307 line item (marked as “Deputy Superintendent” in budget). That line item is no longer a mystery. The Deputy Superintendent has clarified that it is her department budget. It was not broken down so that people could see the various types of expenses.
The FSL Critical Action Counter-Proposal has been adjusted based on this correction.