During Monday night's meeting of the Warren County School District's board of directors, Superintendent Brandon Hufnagel made what we consider a major announcement.
The WCSD is switching to a zero-based budget. It's an idea Mr. Hufnagel has trumpeted since arriving in the district roughly a year ago.
We want to applaud Mr. Hufnagel and his board on this move.
In the ever-evolving game of education status quo is no longer good enough.
The district and its administrators will now budget on need and not on what was spent in the past.
Educators all have the same goal in mind, providing the best education for our children.
They are also human and if they're told they have $100,000 to spend on a program, they are going to spend the money in what they feel is the best interests of the program and education.
When you budget using only the last few years as your guideline there are two questions often left unanswered:
Is the spending warranted?
Is it the most cost-effective way to improve education?
Moving to a zero-based budget will answer those questions and is a continuation of Mr. Hufnagel's commitment to providing the best education Warren County can afford.