Friday, December 18, 2009

Saving nothing: the district is on a spin-save cycle

The board and administration over at the Olentangy school district are trumpeting what they term as savings -- to the tune of $7 million over 4 years.

But nothing is being saved. The district is simply "reallocating" positions -- a game of musical chairs.

The district is stuck on a spin-save cycle.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

PR Campaign to pass the next levy, as you well know.

Anonymous said...

$7MM over four years is a savings of $1.75MM per year. Divide that by the 42,000 tax returns that OLSD district residents returned last year and you have a savings of $42 per taxpayer, per year.

Is this all they could do? They actually draw attention to this, like it's an achievement?? They have a $150MM annual budget, and the best they could squeeze out is $1.75MM in saves, a year? If I proposed saves that meager to my manager he'd laugh me out of the office because he'd think I was pulling his leg.

This is not acceptable. Parents write checks for several times that amount each year to pay for school supplies. They should be ashamed.

Anonymous said...

$291,849 by reallocating two maintenance positions.

WHA!?!

That is $145,924 per position. Are these maintenance people working 24 hours a day seven days a week!?