In my first several months on the School Board, I was asked to approve a $250,000 transfer of funds to cover a shortfall in the Transportation Department. WHAT?!?!? What’s going on with that? Subsequently I spent a considerable amount of time interacting with then Transportation Director Keith Rosenbaum and CFO John Wolfe to understand why we had to pull money out of our precious lease funds to prop up what I thought should be a fundamental operation to our School District.
The School Board was elated to allocate $7,000 out of our leased funds revenues to get the Middle School Speech and Debate team on some solid footing for this year (note, Nan Holmes and I recused ourselves from voting since we both have children on this team). But the crazy thing about being on the School Board, even a decision as easy as this is still not black and white. Continue reading