Re: New Westminster school district’s $2.8m deficit
Words are strong like dysfunctional, also vague like develop a plan.
There are also puzzling words like surprise and hire a consultant, perhaps thinking third time’s fair.
One naturally wonders what is to be consulted on. Incredulous is the word that applies to all of it. Why does budgeting not take into account both income and expense?
Is the budget not formed prior to its annual existence, or is the board and its hired bookkeepers not well enough informed to understand the proper melding of income and expense and planning? This obvious disconnect needs to be addressed.
The panic sounds we get from newspaper reporting sound like the deficit has already become a debt. At the very least someone has now caught up with disparity by not planning within one’s means, and not for the first time.