We’re happy to help out Stan.
And we will be there to lend our support to Commissioners Bryan, Coble and Gurley.
However we’ll be bringing our own message, not the regurgitated one you and Wake School bureaucrats have peddled for so long.
This is only the opening salvo by Stan and his group of Wake School System bureaucrats to push for an interlocal agreement that would raise property taxes by 67%. Those aren’t our words but those of Wake County Manager David Cooke.
What: Wake County Board of Commissioners meeting
When: Monday, December 1st - 2:00 pm (Citizens may speak at 3:00 pm but you will need to sign up)
Where: Wake County Courthouse, 7th Floor, Room 700 – 316 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh
Some short facts:
Wake County Manager David Cooke has asked that each department return funds to Wake County to accommodate revenue shortfalls. Wake County has asked the Wake County School System to return $5.7 million. Wake County has not singled out our schools. These are across the board cuts.
Once again our Wake School System leaders have resorted to using our children as pawns in their political game – not unlike when they threatened to take away dental insurance earlier this year.
Del “chicken little” Buns has indicated he will attend and tell Wake Commissioners how he intends to use our children as political pawns to wrestle more money away from Wake taxpayers. I can only guess how Del will threaten the educational future of Wake County students to scare Wake County families.
Honestly Del, it is getting old and unbecoming of a serious debate concerning millions of dollars.
Beverly Clark has also suggested that the school system simply return $2.8 million in funds for student enrollment projections that never occurred – money the school system should not have in the first place! That’s not a cut.
Some points to consider:
Wake County School System bureaucrats have once again angered families with a bloated reassignment process to achieve diversity goals.
It is irresponsible to ask other county departments and county employees to suffer further cuts beyond those requested by Manager Cooke due to the poor planning and poor financial stewardship of the Wake County Public School System. Should law enforcement, parks or emergency management suffer?It takes leadership Stan to say who will suffer since you want absolutely no cuts in the Wake County School System budget. You are no longer a political hack on the sidelines.
Our Wake County School System has ongoing problems with poor financial mismanagement.
SCHOOL SYSTEM RECEIVES $6.4 MILLION FOR FAULTY ENROLLMENT PROJECTIONS
Over $600,000 lost by the Wake School System in sales-tax exemptions
DEL BURNS SALARY DOESN'T SUFFER
Wake Community Network
FLAWED DATA FOR WAKE SCHOOLS FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH
Please take time to attend this important meeting. This will be the opening salvo in what will be an ongoing battle for responsible financial stewardship of Wake County tax dollars.
If you can come please let us know by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.