Mr. O'Connell has asked that prior records be reviewed.
He points out that the percentage means that the amount of money goes up every time the money goes up, and now it applies to the federal stimulus (whereas it would not apply to the Ch. 70 money it replaces). He wants "a proper level of reimbursement."
Zidelis quotes "a consistent level of redirect" (not only of schools, but of all grants coming to the city); that's what the federal law was intended to ensure happens: consistency.
He goes on to say that the percentage "covers the costs of your grants."
Toomey wants to have a legal opinion on the grant percentage from local, state, and federal authorities.