Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Dekalb LP CADS (Citizens Auditing DeKalb Schools) Meeting Tonight

Breakout the calculators folks.

The second meeting of CADS is tonight at the Famous Pub in Toco Hills starting at 7:00PM. The first meeting was a roaring success and the DeKalb LP is looking to add to the group roster tonight and begin the arduous process of digging into the DeKalb School Systems financial data.

Want to know more? Show up at the meeting and get the inside skinny. From the CADS meetup page:

As a member of this committee, you will have a role in examining the DeKalb County School System budget, both income and expenses, and recommend ways to lower the school portion of our property taxes and possibly eliminate our 1% “Educational” sales tax. The Committee, currently made up of members of the Libertarian Party of Georgia who attend the DeKalb chapter, is seeking other citizens interested in participating in this long-needed independent review.

About 60% of all state and local taxes go toward the school systems. State budget reductions create pressure on local government to increase property taxes to make up the difference. Recent embezzlement charges of top bureaucrats in the DeKalb school system indicate that the budget may benefit from closer scrutiny by the public. This is best done by an independent panel not subject to the protests of special interest groups.

Interested parties are invited to attend this orientation meeting to learn more and decide if they want to participate.

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