I can't answer that question- all I know is that the fancy consulting firm that the Racine taxpayers are shelling out big bucks for, actually did make a $3.3 million mistake.
One day before Racine voters are set to vote on a referendum to cover this year's $6.45 million budget shortfall, it was discovered that there is an additional $3.3 million budget mistake.
The story is here.
Yesterday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel encouraged voters to say "no" to the $6.45 million budget referendum. The full editorial is here.
It might be time for residents of the Racine Unified School District to send their school officials a message that they aren't happy with the progress the district has not been making in recent years and the constant requests the district has been making for more money from taxpayers. They can do this by voting "no" on Tuesday's one-year, $6.45 million spending referendum.
Also, noted in this editorial is that RUSD has a bad habit of begging the taxpayers of Racine for more money-
Since revenue caps were introduced in 1993, the district has asked voters 16 times to approve exceeding those caps. Nine times, voters said "yes," approving a total of an extra $59 million over the years. The last two requests were just a year ago, with voters saying "no" in April 2005 but then agreeing in June to a smaller spending request, after students and families reacted with demonstrations to the April rejection.
Good grief- 16 times the school district has begged for more money from the taxpayers????
My guess is that no matter how the vote goes today for milking the taxpayers out of another $6.45 million, the RUSD will start their plans for the next referendum to cover the $3.3 million mistake tomorrow. What a joke!
H/T Fred at RealDebateWisconsin.