Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Council members want MCPS transparency

"In the wake of an inspector general's report that accused the board and Superintendent Jerry D. Weast of misleading the public over the proposed relocation of Seven Locks Elementary School, some council members are calling for more transparency on school system spending," the Washington Post reports.

"Many council members say they are not even sure what's in the school system's budget, which includes $1.7 billion for annual operating expenses and a five-year, $1.2 billion plan for building and renovating schools."

County Council President George Leventhal is disturbed that the school system isn't telling him information he needs to know: "What the [inspector general's] report says is they are not providing us the whole picture."