Wednesday, January 06, 2010

School Boards & Budgets ...

 
Charlie Hubbard Writes:

I applaud the Comptrollers office for seeing the lack of financial oversight in our public school districts such as the Fairport over taxation reported 12-30-09.

It goes on in most districts and school boards elected to look after taxpayers $$ have not been doing so and deserve to be chastised for it.

Budgets are anticipated expenditures. Between the end of June and the later part of Aug. when the tax warrant needs to be signed the 'actual' expenditures should be known and when the 'left over' amount is known 'every' dollar of that amount should be applied and subtracted from the pending tax warrant NOT put into a fetish type reserve. It is the taxpayers money NOT the school boards.

Taxpayers (voters) deserve complete, honest disclosure prior to any budget or bond vote of all funds (taxpayer money) being held and why it is being held and a pledge from school board members that any excess money will be promptly returned in the form of a lower tax rate the following year.

It is time school boards start showing respect for the taxpayers money and vote.

SCATS ~~ Just wait until you see the size of this year's budget in Greece, Charlie! With a lame duck Supt. ready to exit his job right after the May budget vote, he can be scape-goated with giving us a huge budget that the BOE will have "no choice" but to call an "austerity budget" should voters reject it.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I see another district got nailed for the same thing in the paper today.
I'm stating to wonder if any level of goverment is not in the CON business. I wonder if the kids see this.

Anonymous said...

My taxes for the town and county went UP 4.6%...

SCATS said...

To 8:08AM ~~ School children are conned in classrooms on nearly a daily basis with things like shared textbooks, a lack of workbooks, teachers who shouldn't be near children, etc. They are taught to become conforming liberals by the system from a very young age.

Anonymous said...

Scats; for 195 MILLIONS spent please don't tell me about a lack of workbooks and or shared textbooks. Where is the money?

SCATS said...

To 3:05PM ~~ Alrighty then. I won't tell you. There was a parent complaining to the BOE not so long ago who spilled the beans on that situation. Poor fellow wanted to know how he was supposed to help his kid learn math with no tools except photocopies. Same ole, same ole in GCSD.

Anonymous said...

Time to skuttle the district and break it into three smaller and easier to manage school districts.

Anonymous said...

The school budget is the tip of the iceburg in education spending. There is BOCES, extra curricular, sports boosters, fund raisers, contingency fund interest, grants, federal programs, contributions from other agencies such as the town paying for crossing guards, PTA, and much more. In addition, schools get discounts on things no one else sees - like staplers for 2 pennies from the Stapeles catalog. If you knew how much money public education truly cost, you would be shocked.