Approximately 35 family supporting jobs will be eliminated and replaced by poverty wage jobs provided by the contracted employer. The board made this decision based on an alleged “structural deficit”, despite the fact that the district has run budget surpluses for the past seven years averaging over $2.3 million dollars per year and have millions and millions of dollars squirreled away in the bank.
Perhaps they are looking to give themselves and the superintendent big fat bonuses and raises to reward themselves on their "tough decision making?"
The two school board meetings at which the outsourcing proposal was discussed were packed to overflow and dozens of community comments were unanimous in their opposition to the outsourcing proposal. Nevertheless, the school board voted 5-2 in favor of the proposal to outsource the custodians’ work.
Voting in favor of outsourcing were Mary Jo Randall, Sharon Muehlfeld, Anne Fee, Kristy Casey, Michael Meier.
Please feel free to contact these people and ask them to reconsider their foolish and ill-considered decision. You can find their contact information here.
Also please contact Wauwatosa School Superintendent Phil Ertl at 414-773-1000 Ext. 1010 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And if they choose not to listen to the people again, I hope the good people of Wauwatosa will remember this come election time.