Wednesday, January 10, 2007

The Fix-Up Is In

I attended this meeting as part of the facilities advisory committee. Paul is also a member. It's weird to watch board meetings from the other side. Karin's right about "tunnel vision"--the tendency is to focus very minutely on what's right in front of you. That's why it's a good idea to have a MISSION or PLAN, but right now, as far as I can tell, Dryden has none. And as a taxpayer whose school taxes come to just under $10K a year, I'm a little wary of these sudden "discoveries" of money.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Too many people talk about a plan or a mission. These terms have been overused and now go i one ear and out the other. Anyone can have a plan, or a mission, or a goal. What is really needed is a roadmap. The goal means nothing unless you know how you are going to achieve it. What are the steps in reaching that goal. What does each step look like. If a step can't happen, how do you get around that step to reach the next step.

Oh, FOUND MONEY? There is no such thing as found money in a school. It's my money, (and yours, if you pay taxes) I really wonder about the account practices at DCSD if they can FIND 200k.

Presently the district has found 200k (which means that at some point thye lost it) and the cafeteria is 150k in the red.

I bet anything when it comes budeget time, they will use expressions like "we've cut away all the fat in the budget"

maybe it's time for an external audit.