David Messersmith http://tspr.org en B-PC Parents Group Lives up to Promise http://tspr.org/post/b-pc-parents-group-lives-promise <p>The &ldquo;Just Vote No&rdquo; committee formed earlier this year in the Bushnell-Prairie City School District. It was composed of parents opposed to a three-district school consolidation measure on the March ballot that included the district. The measure went down to defeat in two of the three districts.<br /><br />Committee members said the campaign had a positive impact because it focused more attention on the needs in the B-PC district, particularly in the area of the curriculum.<br /> Mon, 21 May 2012 14:32:35 +0000 James Lenz 15445 at http://tspr.org B-PC Parents Group Lives up to Promise B-PC School Superintendent to Retire http://tspr.org/post/b-pc-school-superintendent-retire <p>Bushnell-Prairie City School Superintendent David Messersmith will retire a year earlier than he wanted.<br /><br />Other educators around the region are facing similar decisions.<br /><br />He reconsidered his plans once Governor Pat Quinn proposed a number of changes to state pensions plans including reducing benefits for retirees.&nbsp; Messersmith hopes to &ldquo;lock-in&rdquo; his benefits under the current pension rules. He thinks the state will suffer a&nbsp; &ldquo;brain drain&rdquo; as other educators come to the same conclusion.<br /> Thu, 17 May 2012 20:07:07 +0000 James Lenz 15291 at http://tspr.org B-PC School Superintendent to Retire