It might be palatable to parents, but it’s still a knee jerk/panic ridden and permanently wasteful decision.
(PortCityDaily.com) Following an at-times-confusing discussion with staff that described the plan in terms of “cost sharing” and “forced multiplication,” commissioners voted unanimously in favor of a short-term plan that would split the cost of funding 24 sheriff’s office deputies—six of them reserve; 18 to be paid through overtime hours—between county government and New Hanover County Schools.
Of $634,909, the school system would cover $280,000, while New Hanover County would incur the remainder: $354,909.
Here’s sad part, school system and New Hanover County are essentially the same funding source, the county. It is sad that rather than be pragmatic, get citizens involved in reviewing security procedures, coming up with actual progress or even considering taxpayer concerns, the new board simply leapt in a totally predictable fashion and did what government always does, expand its reach and spend more money. Not ONE single bit of proof that this will work can be shown!
Newtown was a horrible tragedy and now local governments are going to waste millions of taxpayer dollars across the state with no proof that it will do any good. What was all that talk during the election about being “fiscally conservative” again?
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