CAT Tracks for December 1, 2012
LOCAL SCHOOL FINANCES

Looking back at the 2011-2012 School Year - aka Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) - in Cairo, Egyptian, Meridian, and Century.

As is indicated in the fine print of the "exhibits" provided below, every public school district in Illinois is required to prepare an "Annual Statement of Affairs Summary", make it available for public inspection in the district administrative office by December 1st, and publish it in the local newspaper.

During the past three weeks, The Cairo Citizen and Monday's Pub have provided this service.


This year, there shall be no great exposÚs...no ranting and raving.

I mean...

...if I looked really, really hard, I could probably find something about which to wax poetic.

However...

...in honor of the passing (CSD-wise) of He Who Shall Remain Nameless (our "bird-flipping" former superintendent) and the law firm dedicated to flailing away at James Gibson (getting paid over $200,000...to get whupped every damn time), I have decided this year to simply let the documents speak for themselves. (Well, almost...see below.)


If it's controversy and catty commentary you want, then venture to the archives for a replay of the corresponding editions from previous years. For your viewing convenience, I have provided links to the most recent:


But...

...that was then, this is now!

Immediately below are the links to the FY 2012 financial information provided by Cairo, Egyptian, Century, and Meridian:

Did you find anything interesting? Anything good? If so, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE...let me know!


As for my restrained self, I will give passing mention to two (with sub-parts):

So, if (WHEN!) District officials resume their mantra of BROKE, BROKE, BROKE!...

...follow the money!


My closing thought/comment/confirmation...

During the Public Hearing in September Cairo's new superintendent reported to the Board of Education:

...so, STOP with the Chicken Little routine, already!