Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Wayne HS project "under budget"

FWCS reported its technology conversion project to be under budget, allowing them to use the "savings" on other stuff. What does that mean? That probably means they used the old rule of thumb of estimating - get the best number you can, then double it and add 15%. Then you can crow about it when you come in "under budget" and you also get a slush fund. If they want to impress us with their accountability, give the extra money back to the taxpayers.

I don't have a problem with the educational concept they're trying out. It's worth a shot and if it works, they can crow about something that has some payback for kids and taxpayers. Just spare us the self congratulatory press releases. Pat yourselves on the back in the board meetings.