By Emma Rausch
MSD of Wabash County staff and teacher insurance fees are increasing and raising cries of concerns from those affected.
At the MSD school board meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 8, representatives from both Northfield and Southwood faculty packed the board’s meeting room and flooded into the hallway to seek policy clarification and voice their opinions.
“I think as you guys know, most of the people are here for the insurance,” said Adam Marlett, Southwood Elementary School teacher. “Many people have questions regarding the insurance and there is some, I don’t want to say misinformation, but there is some misunderstood information that was presented to many of the teachers about when our pay would start being deducted and, looking at the numbers, it’s seeming that over the next two months we’re going to be switching over to the new consortium rates.
“The minimum that’s going to be a hit in everybody’s paycheck is going to be $150, up to a maximum of over $1,500, I think the actual number was $1,610 for people on family plans, when there’s a possibility that they might never receive the benefits of that consortium plan.”