You know, there's no question that the Board of Mythomania sets the policies and Super Dr. Richard "Build the Trust" O'Malley runs the district but you really, really have to wonder who's running the show over there on Mythomania Lane these days in Downtown Edison. Where's the oversight and who's watching and controlling the spending?
Do we really want the horse following the cart around with an extra $7.2 million added to an already bloated $212.2 million school budget for 2012-13 - with $13.5 million increased spending over the last two years alone??
It's really disappointing to see us going from one form of out-of-control spending to simply another form of out-of-control spending. We're supposed to be spending what we have smarter, better & more efficiently - not just spending more.
Sure looks like this board needs to stop relinquishing control and do what they're supposed to do - look out for all the stakeholders, and that includes us - the residents & taxpayers.
And please, spare me with these 'best-est ever' bloated budgets and that we saved ga-zillions of dollars with the recently settled collective bargaining agreements - they've saved nothing. In fact, they just used our tax relief money to fund increased spending in the 12-13 budget and our costs went up to pay for the raises & extra pay stipends given in the settlements and let's not even get into the extra couple of million or so for the retroactive pay for 2011-12.
Anyhoo, time for someone on this board to wake up the leadership. Apathy may very well get you somewhere but it will certainly get us in trouble down the read unless you get spending under control once and for all.
Here's what it looks like from here: