At a November school board meeting, a “volunteer” reported that various bank account(s) had not been reconciled for months. The board CFO present at this meeting verified this report, but added that efforts were being made to correct. The board requested the “volunteer” to update at next meeting.
Were no such reports provided at prior monthly meetings?
In following days, the CFO resigned the $120,000+ position citing personal reasons. At this same meeting, the board presented a “Crystal Clear” ballot measure to raise $33 million to be used “strictly for student achievement” via:
1. More instructional time
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2. After-school tutoring
3. Recruit, retain teachers / staff with higher salaries
4. Expand career and tech education / STEM(?)
5. Support charter schools.
CRYSTAL CLEAR to whom? The new board president supported this measure, he had previously opposed same. No indication of the “volunteer’s” opinion. Why spend money on a special election, to raise $33 million, on top of the $19 million for a new computer system, with a regular vote just a few months later?
When is enough money enough? When will responsible accounting of the taxpayer’s dollars be made?
Sorry, board, my vote is “NO”!