doesn't say anything nasty about the administration and that's positive
although he does suggest an investigation which hints at nefarios
doings. It would have to be an investigation to reveal why money doesn't
grow on trees however. Bob Mars and I both shook our head in
disbelief when we talked about this newsletter and the
fact that this was sent out to our teachers.
2, This is the kind of thinking that got old school boards in trouble.
Spend the money you don't have in hope that the legislature will come to
the rescue. It doesn't look like there will be much legislative help
3. I wish!
4. Its so darned frustrating to read
this. I guess Frank genuinely has no clue. Every year I've been on the
Board our savings spikes briefly as revenue exceeds spending then falls
as the reverse becomes true. Our policy is to keep the reserve at ten
percent of our annual budget by the time the year ends. That's only ten
million dollars. When Frank looks at the books during the spike he's
looking at a mirage.
5. To what end? Frank's had twenty
years to study school finance. What good has it done?
6. I scratched my head over this claim
and asked the Superintendent who Frank was referring to. Julio
told me it was Board members who said kids leaving for Edison
wouldn't hurt us. Well, that's not quite what they said. They said that
if kids left for Edison it would mean our educational expenses would
shrink with them. That's not quite the same thing. And, of course, we
still have an infrastructure that we must downsize or pay for. There's
no question that that puts stress on our system.
7. In some circles this would be
9. Truer words were never spoke.
10. I would resist this advice with all
11. And if we don't get additional
funding? You only cut up your credit cards after you've gone into debt.
12. The School Board is strongly
13. Its the only way to go. I wish
there were another alternative.