Sunday, February 14, 2016

Spending on non mandated services

While we wait for the state to kick in some aid lets take a look at the  district spending on other non mandated after school programs and busing. First question why is there a cafeteria bill for August when schools are closed for the summer? What about the close to 3 million dollars a year contract at Piner elementary for custodial services to Sodexo HERE.

From the BOE budget for 2015-2016 school year





13 comments:

  1. How many students? Faculty? Cost per student?

    I bet you i can serve breakfast and lunch, chdaper. And kosher.

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  2. 1st of all, Line item E-1 Cafeteria expense is a mandated service, so your story doesn't match your headline. 2ndly, purchases in August allocated to the Cafeteria account is for raw food purchases in preparation for the start of the September school year.
    The next two line items are paid by Rac/Title one funds, NOT from our local tax levy budget.
    Please do your research before posting random things that make no sense.
    FYI. I do like your blog site you are wiling to be more transparent than any other blog here in Lakewood, but in this article the information is skewed.

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    1. Who decides what gets paid with title 1 and what comes out of the taxpayer budget. There is plenty of non mandated programs coming right out of the tax payer account. The district appears to move stuff between accounts a full audit should show exactly how much money for non mandated after school programs come out of the tax payer account.

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    2. Thats not the issue .Im sure if you really spent several weeks going over the budget with qualified people ,you will have legitimate questions . But just picking out a couple of items that are Title I is a silly thing to do because it makes you look not knowledgable

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  3. If its from the title I account like it shows then its not coming from the local taxpayer money . You have to understand the budget items and how they are being paid for before you complain . Im sure there are many legitimate complaints ,but if you cry wolf too many times ,then you wont be taken seriously even when you are right .

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  4. Show us the bill for the raw foods purchased in August. who pays for school lunches? Something does not add up.

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  5. 1.Does anyone know the TOTAL B.O.E. budget, from nuts to bolts?
    2.Does anyone know the TOTAL amount of students the B.O.E. services, including private and special ed?

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  6. Does anyone know how many students that have moved to Brick yet still come to Lakewood public schools why are the Lakewood taxpayers footing the bill.

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    1. Your just shooting from the hip. Why would a Brick student come to school in Lakewood if he is entitled to attend Brick public school which is by far better than Lakewood??

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    2. There are students from the Hispanic community whose parents moved to brick near the Lakewood border. Their friends are in lkwd Public schools. lakewood also has bi lingual programs catered to them.

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    3. If that would be the scenario, then Lakewood would be reimbursed from Brick BOE for that students education.

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  7. Its usually the other way around. Lakewood residents have their kids picked up in Brick to go to Brick schools.

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  8. Alot of school food is government surplus given to schools for free. Even meat. (Even yeshivot get some, for example, butter, which most poskim don't require hashgacha me'chalivah).

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