I don't get it! Schools have no money for teachers, they are cutting programs and can't even buy printer cartridges. Yet money is being spent on construction and studies that will be obsolete. Hundreds of thousands of dollars are awarded without competitive bidding through deals between superintendents, administrators and school boards. When these awards are questioned, the answer is that the money comes from special funds.
To add salt to the taxpayers' wounds, friends, often in the form of consultants, are given these contracts. These consultants are being hired without competitive bidding and with questionable qualifications.
Many questions need to be asked by the citizens; it's your money.