Wednesday, October 9, 2013

School District should stick to education

    Finally our school has elected a couple of financially responsible board members and they are off on the right foot.  
    Replacing our superintendent is only a start. I think the real problem is with the business manager who is the figure head for our superintendent and board members. He has been supplying the financial data and feasibility studies for the past 15 to 20 years. During this period, our school district has diversified into a lot of non-educational matters that have wasted hundreds of millions of dollars. When you ask him why we do all these things, he says, “To save money.”
    Go figure! Our per-pupil costs are 250 to 300 percent higher than the state average and some of the highest in the nation.                                                          
    Our school board can reduce their work load immensely by hiring a superintendent and business manager that focuses on education and leaves the non-educational matters to specialty companies and contractors.
Tom Richmond


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