As you prepare your talking points for tomorrow’s budget hearing (because we are certain everyone will go and speak, right?), here is something to consider. We are sure it’s going to be surprising. But, please consider thanking the commissioners for the changes that they have made so far and encourage them to go just a little… Read More »
What are appropriate metrics for determining efficiency, effort, cost, and value in regards to public education and commissioner commitment in Carroll County? Figures fly regarding per pupil spending, student/teacher ratios, salary gaps, millions of dollars allocated, percentages of budgets, money saved, spending avoided, funding cut or increased, raises realized, local burden, etc. But in the… Read More »
Ours is a simple request. Our petition requests the commissioners meet the school system’s budget request. On Monday, April 25, 2016, the commissioners voted to approve a preliminary budget that was $3.5m short of the school system’s request. Neither was any consideration offered to the school system’s ability to offer year-over-year raises to its employees. In… Read More »
We cannot find an online copy of this survey on the Carroll County Republican Central Committee website, so we are copying it here. The survey results were sent to email subscribers. To subscribe, go to http://www.ccgop.net/contact-us-register-for-email.html In order to help our voters learn more about the school board candidates, the Carroll County Republican Central Committee sent… Read More »
Yesterday was the first day of commissioner budget deliberations. Lots of statements, but no decisions on school system funding. However, the prevailing thoughts seem to be that even if they could fund the school system at its request this year (and that is a big if), the out year requests are just not reasonable. We… Read More »
Ours is a simple request. Our petition requests the commissioners meet the school system’s budget request. We would like everyone to print a copy and talk to a few friends to get their signatures. Take it to the soccer fields this weekend. Take it to the game. Visit your neighbors who don’t have school age children… Read More »
Since 2009, Carroll County Public Schools has reduced spending $30m. They have eliminated 279.5 positions, two Central Office departments, after school programs, 40 buses and other items. They have reduced the employee work-year, telecommunication costs, food service overhead, utility costs, maintenance, payroll and procurement costs and spending in almost every budget category. Since 2009, growth… Read More »
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