– Former School Board Member Calls for Transparency
It’s an area where Kentucky has a long way to go. Do you know how much your school district spends on your own child’s bus route compared to other routes? How about the cost to heat your child’s school versus that of other schools in the district? Elsewhere in Kentucky?
These are the sorts of questions asked in “Democratize School Budget Data” (subscription may be required) in this week’s Education Week newspaper.
What makes this interesting is that Ed Week is a national newspaper. People all around the country are starting to ask the same questions that we’ve been asking at the Bluegrass Institute for some time – what is really being spent by our school systems, and why can’t the public have a better view of that information?