From the daily archives: Sunday, May 1, 2011

When we interviewed IAFF President Harold Schaitberger in early March he was fired up and promised to help fight for the rights of his union members in Ohio against union busting Senate Bill 5.

Last week he announced he’d be putting his money where his mouth is.

According to Schaitberger “the International Association of Fire Fighters is freezing its federal political spending and shifting all resources toward its beleaguered state and local colleagues.”

According to Schaitberger, the money that would have been donated to federal candidates will now be used to underwrite the recall and referendum efforts and […]

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Today’s story is about the 21st largest school district in the state of Ohio and how district leaders are working to attain financial success while being under attack on multiple fronts.  I will not reveal the names of the district or the leadership until nearer the end of the story so as to try and avoid any bias.  Please read with an open mind.

The 21st largest district in Ohio provided services to just over 9,000 students in grades K-12 in 2009-2010.  Enrollment has increased 139% in the last five years, a rate slightly higher than the Olentangy Local Schools’ […]

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