Trudging Through the School Budget
Amazingly enough, I get email from people around the country who don’t care about Tiverton politics! That’s like not caring about politics in the Shire. Well, yeah, I know; these things have to be fictionalized in order to emphasize the undercurrents.
One issue of national interest, though, is the arrival of the first infusion of federal “stimulus” money. In Rhode Island’s case, the “stimulus” is more like defibrillator funds. From the school’s perspective, the federal dollars are merely a replacement for state dollars. Superintendent Bill Rearick expressed a wary hope that various one-time dollars might help the district to get through this year’s financial trouble, with a stress on the one-time part.