After the initial tax hike notice, one area blogger claimed the district’s tuition tax was not justified based on the increased special needs enrollment and the money had either been transferred out of the tuition fund–or was missing altogether.
At the behest of District Superintendent Matt Burrows, Director of Finance for Appoquinimink Dr. Charles Longfellow provided a presentation at Tuesday night’s monthly board meeting.
“It was just a case of someone not understanding everything,” Board President Richard Forsten said to WDEL after the meeting.
Appo Super was responding to this Blog post by Kevin at Exceptional Delaware ; Appoquinimink Gouges Taxpayers For Special Education Tuition Payments But $5 Million Is Unaccounted For.
Appo Super is digging a $$$ hole with his explanation
“Those $5 million of expenditures are essentially captured somewhere else, and when you actually look everywhere, the money is there,” explained Forsten.
During his presentation, Dr. Longfellow noted the “missing” money wasn’t in the State of Delaware’s checkbook, as it was used to help for payroll and other expenditures. Those funds totaled nearly the entire $5.3 million.
Wait the money was there but “somewhere else”? “It was just a case of someone not understanding everything,” Well when you shift funds from one bucket to another bucket with the intention of putting the funds back in the original bucket how in the fuck do you expect the community to keep up?
Lastly, to the charge that money was transferred out of the tuition fund, Longfellow said that was true, but said that happens nearly every year and is a legal maneuver.
Additionally, Forsten explained that the money went to funds that help settle costs that aren’t part of the tuition tax budget itself.
“Administrative, transportation, stuff like that which isn’t captured in the budget gets transferred to the general operations fund to help defray the costs,” allowed the Board President. “That’s where those expenses are paid.”
So that explains it all right ????????????????? WTF
“All the numbers are there and they’re all justified, its just that you have to know what you’re looking for,” said Forsten.
The increase to the tuition tax went into effect last month, and will come out to $5.42 monthly to the average homeowner, or $65.04 for the year.
Send me the Appo $$$$ decoder ring please !!! Hey Appo Super perhaps you should report by IBUs & MBUs.
Published on Jun 8, 2016 robertamster
The Republic of Turkey, where President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is waging a well-documented war against critics, hired London-based Amsterdam & Partners last fall “to conduct a global investigation into the activities of the organization led by moderate Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen,” according to the firm’s website. Gulen is a reclusive Turkish expatriate living in Pennsylvania whom news reports have linked to Harmony and other U.S. charter schools. Harmony, which focuses on science and math education, is the second-largest charter network in the United States and the largest in Texas. It operates 46 schools here where nearly 31,000 students are enrolled.
Looks like the warning signs were flying high!
When elements of Turkey’s military attempted a coup Friday night, the Turkish government accused a cleric living in exile in Pennsylvania of being involved in the turmoil.
“Turkey won’t be frightened with this kind of uprising and Turkey cannot be governed from Pennsylvania,” President Tayyip Erdogan said after arriving in Istanbul’s airport early Saturday.
“They were being told what to do from Pennsylvania,” Erdogan said of those involved in the coup. Turkish officials also blamed the attempted coup on followers of the cleric, Fethullah Gulen.
Notably, while all of the original Fisker Karmas were manufactured under contract in Finland by Valmet Automotive, the new Karma Revero (along with other coming models, probably) is being manufactured at a company-owned factory in Moreno Valley, California.
As noted at the start of the article, pilot production at this Californian production facility is now underway. Once production has been ramped up fully, the 550,000-square-foot facility will churn out up to 3,000 units a year, according to those involved.
Face it folks! Wanxiang has no intention of building any cars at their Boxwood plant. According to Jack Markell , Wanxiang is a good neighbor funding trips to China for local students. Yet they leave their property a MESS.
Gov. Jack Markell has filed a court challenge to an attorney general’s opinion directing his office to review its handling of a Freedom of Information Act request from former state treasurer Chip Flowers.
In its court appeal, the governor’s office claims state law does not require it to explain its rationale for withholding records under the legislative exemption.
Classic Jack Markell play the King Card !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Skyline Middle School
Date updated – Spring 2016
School Promotion by Grade
The way Skyline parents descends upon the school board with complaints of out of control student behavior to a point they are concerned about their children’s safety one would think a few of these thugs would have been held back!