To the Editor,
• The firm of BlumShapiro, hired by the city to perform an operational review of the Board of Education’s financial procedures, issues a comprehensive report that details problems and provides corrective solutions aimed at preventing future shortfalls and other budgetary calamities.
• The superintendent of schools, the chief financial officer of the Board of Education, the mayor, plus members of the Board of Education wholeheartedly endorse the report and its recommendations. The city’s director of finance reviews the report and announces that he is pleased with the results.
• Someone associated with the Board of Education writes a letter in The Hour criticizing the report.
• A few members of the council, with little knowledge of how the Board of Education actually works, present a resolution to the Common Council urging that body to reject the report.
Far-fetched? Not really. Witness what happened with the report done for the city by the International Association of Police Chiefs.
Common Council member, (D-District D)