Would you hand over hard-earned money to an entity that miscalculated about a quarter of a million dollars of debt in its budget?
That’s what Perkins Schools hope when they go to the voters once again to get money to run its school system.
Just before an arbitrator is to look over proposals from both the teachers’ union and the school board to determine what a fair amount of pay and health care costs for the teachers, the school is crying poor.
Would an arbitrator take that into consideration? We don’t know. Would the schools risk such a tactic with a public that has already voted against new taxes? Again, a question we cannot answer.
Never mind the fishy timing of discovering this quarter-million shortfall. The district will be hard put, even more so than in recent past — and that's saying something — when it comes to convincing voters to cough up more property taxes.