Tonight’s compact agenda includes the allocation of another $2 million for the Estancia pool to do what should have been done in the first place.

The addiction to consultants continues. This time around, there’s money being spent to, “…develop an understanding of the shifts in mathematics, assessments and admissions. Focus will also be on insuring Newport-Mesa USD students have multiple, quality opportunities to engage in rigorous mathematics curriculum that will prepare them for college and career.”

Why? Why do taxpayers need to pay a consultant to do what a member or members of the cabinet should be doing as part of their jobs? And if they are not doing this basic work for the district, what are they doing?

If you want to get an idea, watch the hilarious interview scene from “Office Space” here:


It’s funny, but it’s not.

OBTW, it’s curricula, not curriculum.

Steve Smith
Taxpayer, N-MUSD