Longwitz bill would curb school district spending

Local legislators were putting the finishing touches on bills this week ahead of the Monday filing deadline.

State Sen. Will Longwitz (R-Madison) has a handful he’s introducing this session, with a couple focused on education.

One bill would place a cap on administrative spending by school districts in the state.

“Madison County does a great job and that’s the example we should use,” he said, noting the district spends the least percentage-wise on administration in the state. “We should be spending on public education, but we should be spending it wisely.”

He added, “The first priority is spending it on educating children and not on paying bloated administrative tasks.”

Madison County Journal
1/14/15