Superintendent Patricia Chamberlain comment to the Kent Board Of Education on local boards of education power in a story in this mornings Republican-American….
“You report to the state Board of Education,” she
said, stressing that while the boards need to work together,
the education board does not report to the Board of Finance.
Our superintendent forgets that the local school board does indeed “report” to boards of finance. They request money, and the board of finance either approves the request or not. The local boards of finance have no authority on HOW the money is spent after they approve the request, but the local boards of finance do have the legal authority to represent taxpayers and inform local school boards the amount of money much they will be allotted in their budgeting.