#FeedbackFriday – Are schools really underfunded?
We hear it over and over again…schools need more money. The average school district had fallen into a deficit at some point in the last 3 years, many facing deficits in the millions of dollars. But with so many districts having fiscal issues, are schools really underfunded or just inefficient?
What prompted this question was information from a mom in the Methacton School District in Pennsylvania. The school board received heavy flack from the community about the hiring of a “Transportation Manager” for $100K. Basically the person who makes sure buses get from point-A to point-B would garner a $100K district salary (and the pension that comes with it). Many people in the district began questioning the deficit that is fueling a planned closure of 2 schools in favor of the construction of a new larger school.
So for today’s #FeedbackFriday tell us folks – are schools really underfunded or just really inefficient?