Saturday, October 22, 2005

Murphy's budget rejected -

Guess who gets the short end of the stick, again and again? ....

The children.
Murphy's budget rejected by ICA (oversight board) A solution also has not been reached on paying for the city's school crossing guards.

For the past few years, the city and Pittsburgh Public Schools have split the cost of school crossing guards. The mayor included $1.75 million to pay crossing guards for half a year.
The district, however, informed the city that because of its own financial problems, it will no longer pay half of the cost.

The cost of the crossing guards should have never been transfered over to the budget of the Pgh Public Schools. The crossing guards work the streets and the functions are much like the police force. Crossing guards help motorist, private school children, college students, elderly, and the police.

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