IOWA PUBLIC INFORMATION BOARD HAD A REAL BUDGET CUT!!

2-2-17

Greetings, Cedar Rapids Gazette & Des Moines Register Editorial Boards and all —

The Gazette & Register continue to report reductions in budget increases as if they were budget cuts, as if you don’t know the difference.   Well, herein is the difference for all to see.  

The Iowa Public Information Board (IPIB) experienced a real cut described herein.  Its cut compares to the AEA agencies under the Direction of Brent Siegrist.   This comparison is very meaningful as Iowalive had to call on Margaret Johnson,  Interim Executive Director of IPIB, to get Brent Siegrist to comply with an Iowalive records request—which she did in a most commendable manner, for which Iowalive commended her!!  

Why aren’t your reporters flocking to Margaret Johnson and reporting a real budget cut???

Read on to see a real budget cut and the pathetic performance of Iowa Education Agencies (AEAs) as well.  They show what a sacred education cow looks like.

IOWA PUBLIC INFORMATION BOARD (IPIB) COMPARED TO AREA EDUCATION AGENCY PERFORMANCE ON DIRECTOR BRENT SIEGRIST’S WATCH

WHY DID IPIB HAVE A REAL 22%  BUDGET CUT AND SIEGRIST AND THE AEAs HAD NONE REPORTED?

IPIB SHOWS WHAT A REAL BUDGET CUT LOOKS LIKE!!!

AEAs SHOW WHAT A SACRED EDUCATION COW LOOKS LIKE!!  THEY WASTE $326 MILLION!!

AGENCY

*FY 16 BUDGET

FY17 BUDGET WITHOUT TECHNOLOGY BUDGET

FY 17 BUDGET INCREASE

*FY 17 BUDGET REDUCTION

FY 17 NEW BUDGET

% ACTUAL BUDGET CUT   FOR YEAR

% ACTUAL BUDGET CUT FOR REMAINING 6 MONTHS OF FY 17

AVG. YEAR TO DATE 2-1-17 OPERATING EFFICIENCY

AVG. 6 MONTHS TO DATE 2-1-17 INTEGRITY INDEX SCORE

IOWA PUBLIC INFORMATION BOARD

$364,723

$348,600

$0

$75,600

$273,000

22%

43%

70%

460

AREA EDUCATION AGENCIES

$426,372,613

$429,068,278

$2,695,665

$0

$429,068,278

0

0

24% = 76%, $326 Million Waste

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*Includes the $14,723 technology budget that expired in 2017. 

Integrity is Adherence to Moral and Ethics Principles.  The Antonym of Integrity is Evil

Integrity Index Score Derivation Methods are Posted on Website: http://www.iowalive.net/integrityderivation.htm 

*On  a scale of 0 to 1,000 tops, where significant integrity starts at 300, evil is at 250 and below.  Grand larceny scores 40.

Operating Efficiency Derivation Methods are Posted on Website: http://www.iowalive.net/deriveopeff.htm

Anyone Claiming to Have Better Numbers is Asked to Provide Them.

 

http://www.iowalive.net/bogusaeabudgetcut.htm  Phony budget cuts are not new!!

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Sincerely,

Iowalive  A growing network of volunteer citizens and professionals for improving Iowa