Some things, as a reporter, you sometimes get tired of. As a schools reporter, one of those things can be forums. You heard the word and you think, 10 people sitting around listening to someone talking for two hours.
I thought the same thing would happen the other night. I was wrong.
They wanted to ask questions when they were supposed to give answers.
What makes up the school district’s benefits?
They wanted to discuss specifics when asked about the general.
What about those administrative positions? Which ones are going to get cut?
They wanted an option D when there was only A, B or C. And they weren’t bashful about being specific themselves.
Many of the 85 people at a public forum Thursday night brought their questions, worries and complaints about the Omaha Public Schools budget.