Tuesday, March 13, 2007

About that facilities blitz

Remember the blitz that was going to fix the most pressing facilities problems? Well, its hit a snag. The DC Council has basically tabled the entire effort until DCPS can actually document with specificity how they plan on spending the money.
Members of the D.C. Council have delayed approval of more than 30 contracts for school repairs and modernization. They're also calling for D.C. Public Schools officials to provide specific details on how they would spend nearly $1 billion over the next decade.

School officials are trying to get advanced approval for the spending as part of a more than $2 billion modernization effort. But council members are complaining that dozens of contracts sent for their review do not include specifics on how or where the money would be spent.
The Times has an editorial about the situation, and DCist is covering the issue too.

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