The recent issue dealt with by the IPS board is the budget. Dr. White does not feel obligated to report to school board members the details of IPS's half a billion dollar budget. Instead of the approximate 800 page budget, he has provided school board members a four page summary. Incredibly some school board members found that sufficient...and explicitly told Dr. White they didn't want to know the details on the budget. Dr. White has not made the detailed budget public.
During a recent IPS meeting, Dr. White complained bitterly that school board members had turned over public documents to Abdul and...gasp...Abdul made the public documents public. How outrageous! White thinks it is none of Abdul's or the public's business how much IPS employees, public employees, earn from our tax dollars.
Abdul mentions in his recent blog post that White often fails to remember that charter schools are public schools. Trust me, it is no lapse in memory. The Superintendent simply doesn't care if he misrepresents charter schools. Charter schools are attracting students because IPS is failing. Instead of improving IPS, Dr. White wants to eliminate the competition charter schools provide.
Has there ever been a more arrogant public official than Dr. Eugene White of IPS? I can't think of one.