WCCUSD portrays Associate Superintendent – Chief Operations Officer Bill Fay’s description of scope-based budgeting, not as an explication of something everyone knows about anyway, but as the result of Mr. Fay having a bad day or something. We all know this is a crock of baloney, and that Dr. Harter’s continued carrying of water for Charles Ramsey makes him look like a smaller and smaller man.
Here is an additional source for the WCCUSD bond program’s central dynamic: the Facilities Subcommittee minutes. Naturally, the PDFs are not indexed in Google. I’ll have to comb through them manually. For now, here’s an example from the March 11th, 2014 meeting.
The item is:
C.1 Highland Elementary School Architectural Contract. Presenters: Magdy Abdalla, Chief Engineering Officer; Juan Garrahan, Program Manager of SGI; Steve Kwok of Quattrocchi Kwok Architects ; David Ranch, Principal at Highland
Mr. Abdalla introduced Mr. Steve Kwok of Quattrocchi Kwok Architects. Mr. Kwok attempted to explain the slowdown and why there was a need to reduce the scope.
Mr. Kwok is obviously used to working for districts where there are real budgets. The fool!
Mr. Ramsey clarified that this was a scope driven program and the budget was adjusted at the Board level, and where was the breakdown?
The King bangs his sceptre and points out the Prime Directive of WCCUSD. Mere financial concerns don’t matter. The complaisant School Board will simply change the budget.
Mr. Abdalla clarified to Mr. Ramsey that this was a scope driven program and the budget was adjusted at Board Level, as well as at a past FSC meeting.
The District Engineering Officer quickly jumps in to reassure the King that the Prime Directive will be followed.
Just one example…