Councilor Rushton still has the floor: how much do we spend on consultants?
Caradonio is talking about the grants that we get (he's referencing the American history grant that was written up in the T&G a bit ago) that involve our hiring consultants who come in to, for example, teach workshops to our teachers. All grants need evaluators to be sure we've used the grant correctly. Some require that.
$104,000 from the general fund for arts teachers and a doctor
All others are grant based.
Rushton is now repeating what he said last year: that he'll continue to look for additional funds throughout the budget process.