When I read this article in Illinois Leaks, it so reminded me of the McHenry County College Board room.
At one point there were signs on virtually all of the chairs in the front row of the MCC Board room indicating that they were reserved for college employees.
There are three rows of seats, so there was usually somewhere one could find to sit, except when the Board was planning to do something outrageous (think saddling taxpayers with a $25 million minor league baseball stadium when minor league baseball teams are lucky to stay in business five years).
I don’t know if Presidents like Walt Packard ordered employees to attend the meetings to keep taxpayers from getting a good seat, but Illinois Leaks has found that to be the case at the College of DuPage.
“We were ordered to attend the meetings and sit in the reserved seats.”
That’s what one retired employee told Illinois Leaks.