The board voted to hire Ed Richardson as a consultant to the system. According to the board, the contract says that he will work on average 2 days a week. He will receive $600 dollars a day with an additional 6 percent administrative fee, which adds 36 dollars a day. Plus, his lodging will be paid for at an average of 100 dollars a night. There is no specific end date to his contract. Both he and the board can terminate the contract at any time.
As far as lay offs, out of the 137 that were set to be laid off around 100 people were named. Board member David Blair says the rest are under review.
The board also voted to terminate the Onin contract. Around 200 temporary support staff employees will be let go under the termination of this contract. Their last day will be May 31st.
Special needs assistants under the Onin contract will not be let go. This will save the system $2.2 million this year.