Sunday, July 24, 2011

Guarding Against Dropped Toast

More doublespeak from school board member and Finance chair Jim McCourt.

We found it noteworthy that at one point during the July 18th budget hearing, a woman expressed concern that if we fund the $600K initiatives for $2011-12, would that be a recurring expense.

Jim McCourt's response was that (unfortunately) ,
"yes...once something's in the budget, it stays in the budget."
Not 10 minutes later, in response to another question, McCourt said,
"Everything in the budget doesn't necessarily stay in the budget...things do drop out"

Which is it, Jim?????
Do you butter your toast on both sides?  
You case you should drop it.