Thursday, December 16, 2010

O'Connell questions the city commitment

"level of commitment from the city"
31% of the budget comes from the city
"very real possibility that the city will fund only the minimum allowed" for education
charges "bear no resemblance at all" to the amount of work borne by the city for grants
Medicaid (I should mention that this was Mr. Monfredo's main point)
"city does not spend significant dollars that it has to spend for the school system"
uses system "as a cash cow" to take money out of the school system and use it for non-educational uses
time to draw the line

need to have a discussion with the Legislature
"more revolving accounts" (to carry funds)
carrying money forward (as Rhode Island is allowed to; Mr. O'Connell's day job is in RI)

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