May 13, 2013
The Neenah Joint School District is facing three potentially costly lawsuits related to changes made to employee benefits after the passage of Act 10.
The district scaled back its retirement plan allowing them to save more than $100 million over the next 25 years. This caused one group of teachers to sue for $60.7 million in supplementary retirement benefits.
A group of retired administrators has also filed a lawsuit. They hope to avoid paying for insurance contributions after the district required them to pay 10 percent of their premiums beginning in the fall of 2011.
A third lawsuit has yet to be filed, but is reported to be on the way.
The lawsuits could put the taxpayers on the hook for millions of dollars, and legal fees will only eat away at savings from Act 10. Read the full article here.