Thursday, June 11, 2009

After "blow-up" at NWIESC board meeting, Costas rehired as director so he can receive two paychecks from taxpayers

According to reports, and in defiance of federal law, Charles Costas was rehired as Director of the Northwest Indiana Educational Service Center. He had tendered his resignation last month with the expectation of being rehired a month later in order to receive two paychecks from taxpayers. The controversial practice will be illegal in Indiana on July 1st; however, it violates existing federal laws.

The rehiring did not come without a fight, however, as some board members reportedly objected to the "illegal" action. According to sources, there was a blow-up at the meeting.

I expect to receive more details in the coming days. In addition, taxpayers are considering filing a complaint with the IRS, asking for an investigation into the matter.

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