Nettlehorst Principal Marjorie Adams repeatedly presented budgets to the LSC that did not balance, according to Peg Tomaszek, a parent who chairs the council’s budget committee. Tomaszek and Adams came to a budget agreement on April 18, and an LSC vote was scheduled for April 27. When that day came, however, Tomaszek says, Adams presented a budget she “had never seen before. … Mrs. Adams said, ‘See, if you don’t vote for this, I’ll submit mine.'”
In addition to Thomas Reece winng re-election, six members of Walsh’s slate, the candidates for high school functional vice president, were elected, making them the first challengers to win in recent history. “Reconstitution hit the high schools hard, and the membership responded by sending a message to Mr. Reece,” says Walsh.