First, let me say that Superintendent Davis appears to be looking for ways to make the system more efficient and effective. The indication I saw in several Budget Committee Meetings was that the budget gap would be closed by increasing property taxes. However, the initial FY13 budget proposal indicates that steps are being taken to reign in spending – and the effort appears to be directed by Dr. Davis.
So how is the Office of Superintendent’s budget fairing? Actually, Dr. Davis has reduced his staff by one since last year. With an Administrative Assistant and an Executive Assistant, his office is pretty lean and mean. As noted in a prior post, fiscal discipline has to start at the top – and Dr. Davis seems to be leading the way.
Now if only the Board would follow suit to support his fiscal leadership we would be off to the races!