Original post made on Jul 5, 2008
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on Jul 5, 2008 at 9:41 am
How much money was wasted on a parcel tax consultant?
Perhaps the fact that the district has lost the publics confidence, through the botched contract with Signature Properties and a nonresident Trustee, contributes to their realization that their approval rating is similar to George Dub's.
Think about it...richest state in the richest nation in the world, 50% of the budget goes to education, 51% of the education budget goes to administration, and we are the 3rd lowest state in quality of education (and that's BEFORE any budget cuts)... what's wrong with THAT picture? I don't think blaming Schwartzenegger and dumping in more money quite works.
But stay tuned you can be sure, they will be back to try again.......
on Jul 6, 2008 at 9:21 am
The sky is falling, the sky is falling!!!!!!!
If you were watching the start of this process, while the superintendent and most of the school board were panicking the public with threats of emotional cuts that defied all logic (reading specialists? coaches stipends?), the only voice of reason was Steve Brozosky counseling to wait to see what the real cuts would be. He repeatedly pointed out the states pattern of tough talk that results in minimal education cuts in the final budget. He was also the only board member that said it was an opportunity to trim some fat that was a prudent thing to do anyway. He suggested places to look that did not directly touch the students or parents.
If you were watching at the end you would have seen one board member giving Brozosky credit for being right and seeing what no one else did.
Even non-Brozasky fans should admire that kind of rational thinking and leadership.
on Jul 6, 2008 at 12:45 pm
*shrug* His background is business. That's what they do in business.