Thursday, July 8, 2010
Some readers may remember that I sent an "open letter" to all nine members of the Clarke County Board of Education concerning the Clarke County School District’s FY 2011 budget and its spending practices over the years (see a couple of posts below). The letter also went to the District’s superintendent, associate superintendent, and business services director (in the case of the latter two, they are the folks who make the presentations at the District’s legally-mandated TBOR hearings).
The letter was sent as a PDF attachment to an explanatory email message a couple of weeks ago. As of this morning, I have yet to get so much as an acknowledgement of my letter from any of them, much less any response as to its content. And they wonder why folks do not show up at budget hearings (for the record, I did attend the first one at Gaines Elementary School). Not that public input makes a damned bit of difference, mind you. Also, the per pupil spending amount given on the “Facts and Figures” page of the District’s web site still indicates the outdated figure from FY 2008. The most recent figure available dates from FY 2009 and has been available from the Georgia Department of Education since last December. Some readers may also remember that the use of outdated figures caused something of a minor controversy (initiated primarily by me and resulting in immediate changes to and deletions from the District's web site) during the last election campaign – and absolutely nothing has changed.
Some readers may finally remember that I noted the partial demolition of the abandoned Fire Station No. 6 almost two months ago. The engine bay was quickly dismantled and carted off, with the resulting exposed portion of the remaining structure being covered with a green tarp. Since then, nothing of consequence has happened at the site. And there still has been not a peep from the Unified Government as to what is transpiring there.Sphere: Related Content
Posted by James at 9:05 AM