Panel To Trim Fat In School System Budgets

A North Carolina commission Gov. Beverly Perdue assembled to dig into how the state spends its money sits down to find wasteful spending.

The Budget Reform and Accountability Commission holds its first meeting on Tuesday. Members are sitting down to work about three weeks after the General Assembly passed the current spending plan.

The waste-hunting commission has taken a while to get going. The panel was one of Perdue's campaign promises last year. She signed an executive order on her first day in office in January to create the team. Perdue appointed the panel's members in March.

The commission's goal will be setting out a list of recommendations before next year's legislative session starts in May.


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  • by BJ Location: Washington on Aug 31, 2009 at 04:02 AM
    Where is the LOTTERY MONEY?
  • by hope Location: nc on Aug 27, 2009 at 05:40 AM
    I'd like an update on the outcome of this meeting.
  • by jr Location: bath on Aug 26, 2009 at 02:16 AM
    give the job of saving money to a czar like lee iococca(sp) or any of the corporate presidents who have managed a for-profit company successfully. then you will see immediate significant savings. our state gov is bloated, the state dept of education is bloated, our local central office is bloated, and they always get fed first. the local schools are left to (practically) fend for themselves.
  • by Anti-Terrorist Location: Greenville on Aug 25, 2009 at 08:29 PM
    They always have to fix something and even when they know what is broken and what should be done they have to form committees and hire outside consultants and spent tax payer money to travel and discuss the options for several years. Then people quit elections happen, nothing was done except the wrong things but the money was spent. New politicians, new consultants time to form more committees to investigate what happened and prevent it in the future but first start a committee to research and fix the original problem and so on and so on.....
  • by Mike Location: Hubert on Aug 25, 2009 at 06:33 PM
    Hey I've got an idea! How about cutting the politicians out of education reform and leave it to those who actually do the job! That would save alot of money right there!
  • by Bob Location: Greenville on Aug 25, 2009 at 03:24 PM
    I know teachers have been cut in Pitt County Schools. How many central office personnel have been cut? If I'm not mistaken, I assumed the central office had to cut around 15% of its staff.
  • by T Location: Greenville. on Aug 25, 2009 at 02:05 PM
    My favorite part about trimming wasteful spending is that the schools still require dry erase markers and kleenex, but now they can just force the parents to buy it. This is stupid.
  • by Buzz Location: MillCreek on Aug 25, 2009 at 01:38 PM
    Well I always heard that the gubment would spend a million dollars finding ways to save 10 bucks, this is just another example of that. Buzz-
  • by Tom Location: Goldsboro on Aug 25, 2009 at 12:48 PM
    Hope, you it the nail on the head! Pattern PUBLIC schools after successful PRIVATE schools.
  • by hope Location: NC on Aug 25, 2009 at 12:20 PM
    Well it is about time! A suggestion, start at the central offices.
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