Lt. Governor's statement in response to the Governor's proposal for school districts to re-vote budgets
Lt. Governor Zuckerman issued the following statement in response to the Governor's proposal for school districts to re-vote on their budgets before July 1st
"I completely disagree with the Governor's proposal for school districts to re-vote their school budgets. No vote or change in budget should be made until we know for certain that CARES funding or other federal money cannot be used to fill any of our education fund shortfalls. This proposal is nothing short of reckless and could result in thousands of job cuts at a time when our Unemployment Insurance system and economy are already struggling.
This proposal would require districts to create, share with voters and hold a vote on a new budget before the fiscal year begins on July 1st. Districts, school boards and communities strive to have community input and a transparent process and this proposal is an affront to our democracy. Furthermore, without a way to safely vote in person, districts would be required to bear the cost of printing ballots and mailing them to all voters."