Friday, November 01, 2002
The Omaha Public Schools have said that if voters approve the override of their spending lid Tuesday, they will have additional budget authority of an average of $23 million a year over the next five years. That totals $115 million that is at stake in Tuesday's vote, although OPS has said it might not need anywhere near the full amount.
The point is, if you divide that $115 million by the 45,782 students listed in enrollment figures in the 2002-03 budget posted at www.ops.org, it comes to . . .
. . . drum roll, please . . .
$2,511.90 per student.
Now, that would buy a LOT of pencils, paper, books and tax-sheltered annuities for administra . . . uh, that is, chalk.
How much of that $2,511.90 in extra educational value do YOU think each student is likely to receive?
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