Tuesday, December 29, 2015
BOE referendum a month away questions remain
The threatened 6.5 million referendum is scheduled to take place January 26th. The district removed the PowerPoint presentation from the front page of its website. First, they included special ed busing which is mandatory together with non mandated courtesy busing. That inclusion upped the numbers falsely. Second how can they not have an exact number to put on the referendum? A budget should be down to an exact number. Third, the number given of a 9.5 shortfall in the budget does not make any sense nor will a referendum fix it. One example, how did the state monitor issue raises when there clearly was no money for it. The raise came after the budget was passed! Is that why there is a shortfall? Well don't blame that on courtesy bussing the easy scapegoat that's on the monitor.