by John Harrington
May 17, 2004
It is time to return school construction powers to the school board. And along with it they ought to return the pool. The district has the staff and the expertise to handle both functions.
During the design and early construction of the new KayHi the School Board had reports at every meeting. The whole process was closely monitored. The Borough Assembly just has too many divergent tasks to give anything that level of scrutiny (until it becomes a crisis). During the KayHi reconstruction, the School Board was always aware that the Assembly was monitoring progress and would demand accountability. That is how the Borough Assembly can be most effective, by supervising and demanding accountability of boards that report to the Assembly. But they need to leave the work to the other boards.
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