A candidate for Springfield school board objects to the method that will apparently be used to vote on deep budget cuts tonight. The school board agenda indicates up-or-down votes on two long lists of cuts, including the elimination of dozens of teaching positions and the closure of two elementary schools.
School board candidate Katharine Eastvold says voting for the cuts as a group gives board members a way to avoid being held accountable for each individual reduction. She wants separate votes on every cut, to force board members to be on the record for each one and to defend their votes.
The meeting starts at 6:30 tonight at the Southeast High School auditorium.