posted on July 19, 2007 15:22
The Wake County School Board got a second “black eye” from County Commissioners.
Commissioner Kenn Gardner blasted the Board for reducing teacher pay raises at the same time it was boosting Administrative spending 11% – twice the increase in school enrollment.
Not so, Chief Business Officer of the School Board David Neter, shot back. He told the press the Board actually had cut Administration spending $15 million.
Well, Commissioner Gardner’s response was pretty simple. He pulled out the budget, pointed to the section titled “Administration” and showed spending had risen from $48.9 million to $54.2 million – an 11% jump.
Now why would the School Board’s Administrators tell the press they had cut their Administration expenses $15 billion – when in fact they had increased them?
Well, they said, that wasn’t exactly what they’d meant. They’d just meant to clarify Commissioner Gardner’s misstatement. What misstatement?
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