Coming in under suspension tonight at Worcester City Council is a report back from City Auditor James DelSignore with a cover memo that concludes that the city is currently $799,361 under required net school spending.
At Council. Liveblog to follow.
Why the different number? It turns out that the state had already made the adjustment for the charter school tuition (you'll remember that the city wasn't actually adding money to the WPS budget, but rather being sure we didn't lose funds), which we didn't expect. The $945,694 owed in NSS already included the $500,000 transferred by the city. Thus the $799,361 stands.