I guess giving the Superintendent a $20,000 a year raise didn’t change the fact that KISD will probably run a deficit again this next fiscal year. The article in today’s Citizen doesn’t come right out and say it, but it does hint at it.
After adopting that deficit spending plan 11 months ago, administrators vowed to propose a balanced budget for the 2009-10 fiscal year. However, “we’re having a difficult time” reaching that goal, Youngs told the school board May 28.
I wrote a pretty scathing Letter to the Editor last summer about the budget deficit, and if this continues, will write another. The last one got me called into the Principal’s office for a chat with Mr. Youngs where he said that he was a deficit hawk and would not allow another one to happen under his watch. Only time will tell if he is a man of his word.
One item the Citizen didn’t make note of in their article, what about all the Stimulus money the district got from the Chosen One Federal Government? Wasn’t that supposed to be used to offset any budget difficulties?