Tuesday, August 20, 2002

That Much?

In a short article about the proposed cuts the City Schools system is facing, the Commercial Appeal finally admits that the "slash" cuts to the budget will only be less than 2%.

Hubon Sandridge mentioned that 86% of the school budet is for personnel! That sounds extraordinarily high. One also wonders how much of that is in administration and other non-teaching, non-custodial/maintenance positions.

Buried at the end of the story is the kicker:
With money donated from local businesses, Watson earlier this
year called for an independent audit of how the school district is
structured. He said he wants to wait for those recommendations
before he cuts positions.
Good idea! So why wasn't this mentioned in earlier articles?

Until next time,
Your Working Boy

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