Little noticed in the press rush surrounding yesterday's revelation that there would be an investigation of sorts into Board members' spending was the fact that, just a few months ago, schools chief Ron Huberman tried -- and failed -- to get a proposal passed that would have allowed him to hire staff, give raises and bonuses, and report little or none of it to the Board (or to the public).
The proposal was rejected by the Board (in executive session, naturally) and has not yet been re-introduced thought that is apparently the plan. (See previous post: Huberman's Secret Salary Power Grab).
So maybe while we're investigating Board members expense accounts and spending habits we ought to check out what Huberman and his appointees are up to as well. Clearly, the Board members aren't the only ones who want to get paid.