CHESTERFIELD, MO. (KTVI) - The You Paid For It team gets reaction to last night’s election results from citizen activists in the Rockwood and Fox School Districts.
Citizens had a major impact in both elections.
In the Rockwood District two incumbents were defeated. Board President Janet Strate, and Board member Steve Banton.
In addition voters rejected Rockwoods $38.4 Million Dollar Bond issue.
The spokeswoman for Rockwood Citizens For Real Solutions Eileen Tyrrell said
"The voters spokes. The taxpayers of Rockwood. It was their time to speak and yesterday they spoke."
Her group worked to get in the State Auditor that criticized School Board spending of more than a million dollars of taxpayers’ money, and criticized the hiring of consultants by the Superintendent Bruce Borchers.
The group was even more incensed when the Board voted 4 to 3 to extend the Superintendent's $234,000 contract until 2016 even knowing what was in the Audit before it was released.
Borchers is expected to leave the District for another Superintendent's job that pays less..
The citizens group says they want better stewardship of the Rockwood Taxpayers money.
Over in the Fox School District the issue of Nepotism had angry parents riled up. They took to the streets to make a change and they did too.
Two incuments on the ballot were sent packing. Ruth Ann Newman and Pete Nicholas were sent packing.
In both School Districts citizens got involved turned up the heat and got results.
You'll recall the Fox Superintendent used police to avoid answering Investigator Elliott Davis's questions about Nepotism. But no way for them to get around last night’s message from voters. Results brought on by citizens determined to make a change.
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