Wasted Money


Please stop wasting taxpayer money Mr David C Stachura. Fulfill your elected duty or resign…

As I reported in an earlier post “Lack of commitment” David Stachura, and John Kowalski did not attend a July 17th and 18th two day Schiller Park School District 81 School Board retreat. At the retreat some of the topics were Financial Projections, Review/Refine SD81 Goals, Board Practices and Communications, Management Resources Services/Team Building. To me those subjects sound a little important, and something I would think all seven of the School Board members would want to be involved in.

I always like to give everyone the benefit of the doubt in most situations, and thought that maybe the two missing individuals never signed up. I submitted a F.O.I.A. because i like to back up my opinions with proof.


In hind sight I should have requested a copy of any sign up sheet or emails verifying David C Stachura, and John Kowalski’s confirmed attendance, but I did not. So with that being said we can make a few assumptions based off of the remaining responsive documents.


Lets use this invoice from Management Resource Services for the team building portion of the School Board retreat as a guide. I know from what I have seen in the past that Schiller Park School District 81 does not just sign people up for events, or frivolously spend money without some sort of commitment. The bill shows a description of billing for a “Half day workshop on interpersonal and team communications skills to 7 Schiller Park School District 81 Board Members on June 19th 2015” Additionally there is a line item on the same invoice for “7” profile reports. So the district paid for this service for seven Schiller Park School District 81 School Board members, but how many actually attended?



More evidence of a lack of commitment to duty? Neither Dave Stachura nor John Kowalski made it to either day of the retreat, but judging by what the School District Paid to Management Resource Services John Kowalski, and David Stachura agreed to attend prior to the 17th, and 18th of July.

But wait what is this I also see in my F.O.I.A. response? Is that actually Mr John Kowalski’s name showing as having completed something? I had to read it three times because i didn’t believe it the first two.


There is a very serious and obvious issue going on here. Why has David C Stachura, and John Kowalski missed so many meetings? Is it because the community is more involved now then David Stachura ever wanted it to be? Is it because we as a town are now asking questions he can not answer? We may not ever know the truth, or the reasons for his lack of commitment, but one thing i do know is that i wish he would move over and let someone else sit in his chair. Someone who actually cares about fulfilling a sworn duty.

This blog is the opinions of James J Tompson. They have been formed by researching and digging for facts to base my 

opinions on.


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