New York Government Accuses Trumansburg School Of Financial Problems?
I know it wasn’t the intended reaction, but last night’s story by the Ithaca Journal about a report issued by the New York State Comptroller, accusing the Trumansburg Central School District of financial mismanagement, made me giggle. The Comptroller’s report says that the school district overestimated expenses and didn’t always have the correct account balance.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m sure those problems ought to be corrected. The main point in my mind, however, is that the financial problems of our school district pale in comparison to the problems the state government has had with its own budget. Many times, school districts across New York have had to guess at their budgets because the state government couldn’t pass a budget on time.
Let this report, and others like it, continue to come from the state. Only, I’d like to see, from now on, the financial organization of our school district reported in relative terms – compared to the financial organization of the state government.