Mr. Dassau also brings up the matter of the 10% rule and accuses the Budget Committee of deliberately using the rule to cut the School budget by 20%, he's wrong, they did no such thing.
We should be asking him just how much "extra" the School Board has been adding to their budget each year, 10%, 20% more? Why they don't return ALL of the surplus budget money to the town every year ? Why they overspent their budget last year, using the excuse, "it was unforeseeable", c'mon the Business manager should have known the cash position and encumbered the money! These are after all intelligent people ... or are they?
In our opinion, it’s all smoke and mirrors.
We question whether they will they do it again this year? State law says it is illegal to put this overage in the budget to make up for the shortfall; exactly what they are trying to do.
Below is the Budget Committee's proposal:
and the Admin's response letter: