Officials Rely on Short Memories for Budget Rhetoric


They can never just present their requests without layering in some political spin, can they?  There it is, on slide 6 of the school department’s budget presentation for the upcoming year — produced by Superintendent William Rearick and Director of Administration and Finance Douglas Fiore — as an explanation for the request for $56,100 for a remedial math teacher:

This position was eliminated from last year’s budget as a result of the approval of the alternate budget proposal at the FTR.

This statement spins so much and leaves out so much that anybody who watched the budget process and its aftermath, last year, would have to call it untrue.

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