“$16.8 of the levy funds are committed to the new teacher’s contract – these dollars go directly to teachers (and therefore the classroom)”
Naked Actual Factual Facts!
$2.4 milllllllion bucks of the teacher’s contract – 5% of the entire supplemental levy and almost 15% of $16.8 million mentioned – will go to “implementing” the contract, which includes adding 3 jobs not in schools, but in… Central Administration.
Totally truthy until the dash! After the dash – a telltale sign of wavering levels of truthiness in SPS – the “facts” get a leetle less… factual.
If you buy that the whole teacher’s contract goes “directly” to teachers (and “therefore” the classroom), I have some timeshares near Hanford to sell you (priced to move!).