The irony and comedy — perhaps tragedy is more apropos?– writes itself (from the Recorder):
The Greater Amsterdam School District has proposed cutting 69 employees in its 2011-12 budget, but would still need to raise the tax levy by more than 15 percent.
Brumley said with a reduction of 69 positions, expenditures are less than a contingency budget by more than $500,000.
Let’s confirm this curious coincidence ; perhaps it is simply an Excel ‘virus’ that accounts for this.
I’ll resist my puerile instincts to take it further and leave it that.