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calculations expose waste Budget
Committee chairman estimates school budget should be $2M
They say a picture is worth a thousand words.
Well, so can a video clip.
Last year, the school
department operated smoothly at a cost of $30.8
million. During the
Budget Committee meeting of December 16, 2008, committee
chairman Dan Cloutier
calculated that the school board’s level budget next
year, adjusted for contractual obligations and other
cost increases, should be no more than $32.6 million. But the school
board came in looking for approval for nearly $2 million
more than that. As Cloutier asked during the meeting,
“What has changed over the year that just
ended…that is going to cost that amount of money?”