As part of the Every Student Succeeds Act, all schools are required to provide more transparency with how they spend money. Delaware Senator Sokola seeks to codify this with legislation currently in circulation for sponsorship.
I like this bill. I believe an amendment should make sure every expense down to the school level is given a specific category. Trying to read Delaware’s online checkbook is a lesson in futility at times and does not give an accurate picture to make sure funds are spent the way they are supposed to. Excluding certain items, like under (2) (b) of the proposed legislation should not happen. Yes, these funds can be tracked in a confusing way through state reporting procedures but putting the whole puzzle together can be very difficult.
What do you think? Will this bill provide the information we need?