Burlington schools’ budget challenge

Monday, April 28, 2014

The task is to convince voters that the money is necessary and the numbers behind the budget reliable. This will be no easy task given the string of revelations that raises questions about how well the School Board members and administrators are keeping watch over district finances.

The issue is credibility as much as taxes.

Revelations since Town Meeting Day about missteps in building the budget fueled a series of deficits and gaps in financial controls that made it difficult to keep track of some spending raises legitimate questions about the district’s fiscal responsibility.

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