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SHA’s Board of Directors has concerns that the Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) continues to mismanage funds and to design and build unwanted facilities. Taxpayers have no visibility into how ACPS funds are moved. City Council appears unable or unwilling to investigate. Elected School Board members basically say “trust us” there is no “slush” fund. Yet time after time we have seen ACPS projects go over budget between 40% and-240% and have no idea from where the additional funds came.
City Council now has a request before it for an additional $611.1 million over the regular school budget, which they say would be used to provide more school facilities. If Council approves this increase, it will then need to come up with a way to pay for it; most likely a combination of tax increases and issuing bonds.
The Alexandria News has run a couple of related articles: