DES PLAINES, Ill. – In response to former Superintendent Floyd Williams Jr. of Des Plaines Elementary School district 62 receiving more than $127,000 in a separation agreement with the school board amid several confidential complaints alleging inappropriate or offensive comments made to colleagues, state Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, has co-sponsored legislation to require taxing bodies to provide more transparency to the public.
“I am outraged by the lack of transparency at the local levels,” Moylan said. “The people need to be notified when our tax money is going to pay severance agreements to individuals accused of terrible wrongdoings.”
Moylan-sponsored House Bill 4242 would require any unit of local government, school district, community college district, or other local taxing bodies to provide notice to the public if they have entered a severance agreement with an employee or contractor accused of sexual harassment or discrimination.
Under this legislation, local taxing bodies would be required to publish the name of the person receiving the payment, the amount of the payment and the fact that the person receiving the payment has been accused of sexual harassment or sexual discrimination, on their website and in the newspaper within 72 hours after the taxing body makes the severance payment to the individual.
“We need to know if any of our tax money is going to dangerous individuals and not being used for public purposes,” Moylan said. “We need more transparency so we can hold these taxing bodies accountable.”
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