Following the Bouncing Money Ball at Seattle Schools
Most of my readers know by now that I am very interested in capital issues and funding. I care for two reasons.
One, every single student deserves a clean, well-maintained, safe building to call "my school." It would be great if the technology is up-to-date and there is natural light and flow to the building to create an inviting atmosphere.
Two, the taxpayers of Seattle vote in ever-increasing huge sums of money for these buildings. And, yet the district does not maintain the system properly. As well, the district has a very convoluted idea that they can move money around from BEXs and BTAs and claim all the work promised will be done. I have disputed that claim for a long time and I still believe it.
There has never been a transparent accounting of all the dollars in the BEXs and BTAs and what work actually happened. Never.
Yesterday, I received the notice of the upcoming BEX Oversight Committee meeting on Friday morning. The notice included several documents including the minutes from the last meeting as well as a status report on BEX IV projects and other major projects. I wrote to the Board this morning about them. (I note that Directors Burke and Geary were at the December meeting.)
I can only say I'm appalled. I'm sure there are MANY reasons for what is Seattle Schools Community Forum: Following the Bouncing Money Ball at Seattle Schools:
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