Fung: Woonsocket shows need for boosting statewide oversight of school finances
“Absolutely,” Fung said today during a taping of RINPR’s Political Roundtable. “Even Cranston, one of the reasons that Moody’s downgraded us a couple of weeks ago was our school finances — school finances and pensions.”
There has to be more accountability and oversight on the city side of the ledger, rather than just treating us like an ATM where we’re just funding the schools and that’s it and we have no say.
The very first step, there should be some accountability by the city, so that you have the ability to ratify the teacher contracts — so that it’s just not giving money over.
There’s got to be some expense-side oversight, as well as also more oversight in the day-to-day operations, to see how their budgeted monthly actuals are actually performing.
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