by Dr. Terry Stoops
Director of the Center for Effective Education, John Locke Foundation
Say it with me: “If the Wayne County Schools was a charter school…”
But there will be an outpouring of sympathy for the district, in addition to state assistance to help them overcome their $5 million budget deficit. How did this happen? Mismanagement of taxpayer dollars is a good place to start. Here is a consultant’s slide from a recent school board meeting:
Yes, “expenses exceed revenue” are guaranteed to produce budget shortfalls.