Busy week ahead
There's three fairly significant meetings coming up this week in the Rochester school district. Here's your cheat sheet:
• At 7 p.m. tonight, the board will discuss the process to fill the seat recently vacated by Cris Fischer. The local branch of the Tea Party is urging members to ask the board to allow the new board that will be seated with four members in January to fill the seat.
• At 7 p.m. tomorrow, the board will hold at meeting at which it will discuss a proposal for furloughs for Superintendent Romain Dallemand and his cabinet members. Criticism of their salaries has been common among referendum opponents, so not too hard to connect some dots there.
• At 4:30 p.m. Thursday, the district's budget reduction committee will start finalizing suggestions for $5 million budget cuts that district officials say will need to be made if the operating referendum fails in November. Salary freezes and furloughs look like some of the biggest money-savers proposed, but Dallemand has told the committee to not count on negotiations with various district bargaining units to be successful to make those happen.