Category: GASD

Red Light District

Given the recent incident at the GASD and with a large number of blog hits for people searching for some variant of ‘GASD’ and ‘porn’, I expertly recovered the images in question from the computer. As a fair warning, readers outside of 12010 will find...

The Sweepers — Part 2

At last night’s GASD board meeting, we see how the board tries to end-around any public discussion of the audit findings– they convene in executive session. Clearly, dealing with resignation and the personnel side of the finance manager absolutely requires an executive session. I have...

The Sweepers

While our local public and punditry care little if at all about governance by the GASD board, I still feel compelled to point this out as a perfect illustration of how our local institutions escape any accountability.  And no one gets more of an accountability-free...

Meme Watch 12010

Wish I was a kid again when Saturday mornings were fun — cartoons and sleeping late. As a non-young guy, now I have to suffer with a blog , on Amsterdam. Can’t be all bad though: I’m sure this will inspire some child to pursue...

Back of the Envelope

If the GASD faces a $5 million shortfall with $1.5 million in reserve, assuming that the GASD depletes 100% of its reserve(highly unlikely that they would and should apply 100%)  and keeps top line budget equal to last year at $57.6 million with an $18.4...

Just Make It Stop

I get the feeling I’m stuck in a soap opera that jumped the shark a few seasons ago. Now we have a whole new round of debate on the Bacon property. I’m just not into talking it about it any more. It’s exhausting. Not to...

Bacon: Key Phrase

From the Recorder article: “Our attorney is contacting them to advise that they are in breach of contract,” he said. School District Attorney William H. Mycek said the district would be assessing the damages and would sue the WPHO if needed to recover them. [snip]...

Tea Leaves: Reading the Future on Bacon

Here is how Bacon plays out from reading the tea leaves: 1) The selling price will ultimately be significantly less than $460K 2) The intended use of the building will be a net negative for the immediate neighborhood 3) Given 1) and 2), a public...

Killing Home Values — Another Lesson from the GASD

I spoke to some friends recently who will be enrolling their son in Kindergarten this year at the GASD. As each elementary school in the district is now a magnet school, the enrollment process works as a lottery. The enrollment form is here. So parents...