Chuck Flamini http://wuis.org en Referendum Won't Be On Next Ballot Says School Board Pres. http://wuis.org/post/referendum-wont-be-next-ballot-says-school-board-pres <p>The board president of the Springfield School District says there's no chance a tax referendum will get on the November ballot.&nbsp;</p><p>A community group is pushing an idea to raise property taxes, &nbsp;and the board's vice president is pushing for a county-wide sales tax hike. Both would benefit district 186, though the county sales-tax hike would help all schools in the county and most the money would have to go to facility costs.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:13:20 +0000 Rachel Otwell 23545 at http://wuis.org Referendum Won't Be On Next Ballot Says School Board Pres. Parents Urge186 Board To Pose Property Tax Referendum http://wuis.org/post/parents-urge186-board-pose-property-tax-referendum <p>A group of parents who have students in Springfield public schools took their push for a property tax increase before the District 186 board last night. They’re pursuing the issue - despite the fact the school board vice president recently proposed the idea of a 1% county-wide sales tax increase. Supporters of the property tax idea say it would benefit the general education fund while the sales tax hike, by law, would be used for building needs.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 17:15:14 +0000 Rachel Otwell 11453 at http://wuis.org Parents Urge186 Board To Pose Property Tax Referendum District 186 Board Talks Tax Hikes http://wuis.org/post/district-186-board-talks-tax-hikes <p>The Springfield public school board is on the hunt for more revenue. The latest idea is actually one that was tried before. Board vice president Adam Lopez says the district should push again for a one percent sales tax hike.&nbsp;While a parent&#39;s group wants a property tax referendum, Board President Chuck Flamini says raising the SALES tax would mean tourists and others coming in to the area to shop would contribute.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 13:36:17 +0000 Rachel Otwell 10501 at http://wuis.org District 186 Board Talks Tax Hikes Focus Groups Will Meet Re: Search For 186 Superintendent http://wuis.org/post/focus-groups-will-meet-re-search-186-superintendent <p><span style="letter-spacing: 0px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Helvetica; line-height: normal;">District 186 has chosen a search firm to find the next permanent superintendent. Walter Milton left earlier this year and Robert </span>Leming<span style="letter-spacing: 0px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Helvetica; line-height: normal;"> has temporarily taken his place. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 21:40:55 +0000 Rachel Otwell 5150 at http://wuis.org Focus Groups Will Meet Re: Search For 186 Superintendent Interview: Springfield School Board Prez Chuck Flamini http://wuis.org/post/interview-springfield-school-board-prez-chuck-flamini <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Bitstream Charter', serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">The Springfield school board has four new members, they were seated last month. WUIS has brought you interviews with three of them, today we speak with the fourth – Chuck Flamini, who also is the new school board president. In this interview he tells us about his background with the district, the search for a new superintendent, the district budget, and more:</span></p><p></p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 16:26:28 +0000 Rachel Otwell 4052 at http://wuis.org Interview: Springfield School Board Prez Chuck Flamini New 186 School Board Starts Off With Tense Meeting http://wuis.org/post/new-186-school-board-starts-tense-meeting <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Bitstream Charter', serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">Tensions were high at last night’s (5/6) Springfield district 186&nbsp;school board meeting as the&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Bitstream Charter', serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">new board was seated and a president and vice president were appointed.</span></p> Tue, 07 May 2013 14:55:57 +0000 Rachel Otwell 2280 at http://wuis.org New 186 School Board Starts Off With Tense Meeting