No way to keep lights on in HCPSS

During the 2017 HCPSS budget process, I heard a lot from parents. However, the language “no way to keep lights on” used in a public hearing is a little political.


Quote 1:
“There’s simply no way to keep the lights on and pay basic operating costs in our schools under the county executive’s proposal,” O’Connor said, hinting at job cuts, furloughs and more pupils in classes.

Quote 2:
Yes, the school district didn’t get everything it demanded in its record-setting $856 million budget request.

Quote 3:
Under Kittleman’s recommendation, the county will provide $18 million more next year to the schools, which have remained among the highest-performing in the state.

Anyway, we are going to have a newer board soon. Let’s shake it.