School district brainstorming generates new ideas about health care

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Beth Wheelock
March 12, 2009

Health care is a top concern for many school boards around Rock County.

Michael Pierick, president of the Evansville Community School Board, says the administration's close relationship with the teachers' union helped pave the way for lower cost health care. He says when the teachers realized there was salary to be had by saving money on health insurance, they were more than willing to switch from the Wisconsin Education Association Trust plan to a private company.

Pierick brainstormed with school board presidents from Milton, Beloit Turner, Clinton, Edgerton and Janesville at a collaborative meeting Thursday. Their next meeting is tentatively scheduled next month.

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