04/12/2011 03:33 pm ET | Updated Jun 12, 2011

During Budget Crisis, Former Niles School Administrators Make Thousands As Consultants

A Patch investigation has revealed that retired administrators have been landing lucrative contracts as consultants at the same time teachers are fighting to keep their jobs in the face of looming budget cuts in Niles Township School District 219.

Most notably, former principal and fine arts director Robert Freeman received more than $71,000 for designing T-shirts, creating PowerPoint presentations and drafting logos for the district's new gymnasium during five months as a consultant, he said.

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