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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

C.R.I.S.I.S. website - Citizens 4 Responsible Intelligent Spending In Schools

The website for C.R.I.S.I.S
Citizens 4 Responsible Intelligent Spending In Schools

If you are concerned about the direction of the Clarkston Community Schools and would like to be connected to and support C.R.I.S.I.S. (Citizens 4 Responsible Intelligent Spending In Schools), please go to the website at:


  1. Technology Director has a total compensation package that is more than the Superintendent. While Brandon fired their director to save money for technology.

    Most administrators get money put into a TSA on top of the retirement.

    Put something in the bond issue for each building is a tactic used to help pass a bond issue. The real is not what is going to be bought but how is it going to MEASURABLY improve student performance and how is it a curriculum driven decision.

    Yale Professor Shiller of the Case/Shiller housing index said that it is possible that urban housing prices will continue to fall and could possibly not reach previous highs in our LIFETIME. Government money is currently propping up home prices. What doe this information tell you about future revenues? Is this the time to borrow funds that are essentially not fixed at a certain millage rate? This is after maxing out other funding sources and borrowing money to help repay the debt because current revenue cannot service the debt.

    Multiple bond issues have pumped millions of dollars into the schools but no administration has ever addressed setting escrow type accounts for replacement.

    The effect of more bonding today will not be felt until after current administration has left or retired.

    Support students by being fiscally responsible today. Don't put their future at risk by spending like the Federal Government

  2. March 27th Anonymous,

    I don't disagree with anything you have said.

    However, your first statement was obviously ascertained by seeing the district's over $100K compensation report from the transparency reports. It represents the actual numbers for the 2010/11 district's fiscal year (7/1/10 - 6/30/11). Dr. Rock started working in the district in October of 2010, so his information is not for a full fiscal year. However, the IT director did make more money than anyone else in the district last year...