The Ohio School Board Association is claiming drastic district financial losses since the one-time inflow of federal stimulus money is not being replaced. Not being replaced? It was a one-time inflow of federal dollars (printed paper that is driving our current inflation, but I digress). One-time. It was never going to be replaced.
Instead of using the money to assist with the pain resulting from the realities of a downturned economy, Ohio's school districts (Olentangy included) spent the money as if the bubble never burst.
Well, it's time to burst the bubble of the unrealists who run school districts.
Folks, the money is no longer here (in our wallets), so it can't be there (in your budgets). Make your adjustments -- just like we all made adjustments -- and get on with life.