WPS60 Board President Rodriguez working towards safeguarding taxpayer assets
A Lake County News Sun article written by Lauren Zumbach (published October 9, 2015) entitled "District-owned vehicles for Waukegan school administrators an unusual perk" reports that Rodriguez seeks reconsideration of the perk. Current Superintendent Batiste drives a leased 2014 Corolla, while the district purchased the 2012 Highlander driven by Mary Lamping at a cost of $24,000 including warranty.
Exercising a bit of prudent shopping at Classic Toyota on Green Bay, Lamping could have been furnished a 2016 Corolla LE with a downpayment of $1,899 and a 24 month lease of $169 for a total cost of $4,056 saving the district $20,000 dollars that could be contributed to direct education and the benefit of Waukegan students.
Corruption Busters applauds President Rodriguez as he endeavors to negotiate a fair contract for the new superintendent after Batiste's tenure concludes at the end of the 2015-2016 school year.