In our opinion: Transparency is good


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  • The Real Maverick Orem, UT
    Feb. 2, 2013 1:32 a.m.


    Most residents have no clue what their reps are even voting on. And you really expect them to search and to understand this? Haha puh-lease!

    Stop bothering me so I can get back to watching Kim kardashian on tv!

  • Skip2trip West Jordan, UT
    Feb. 1, 2013 10:06 p.m.

    I do not know how many people are aware, but all school districts (and cities, counties, etc.) are required to post their financial statements on-line. These are available on the state auditor's website. Look around a little on the site and you should be able to find them there.

    Granted, there likely isn't the level of detail that some citizens would like, but it's a good start. I do think that more detailed information would be helpful for us as parents to understand how the taxes that we pay get spent. I realize, however, that it would likely be very costly to prepare and present the more detailed information, so some kind of cost/benefit analysis should be considered, as well as who would foot the bill.

  • RedShirt USS Enterprise, UT
    Feb. 1, 2013 12:15 p.m.

    Lets do this. Lets make it easier to find out why it is that so much money in education is lost before it makes it to the classroom for teaching.

  • Christian 24-7 Murray, UT
    Feb. 1, 2013 8:19 a.m.

    Since every school employee has their salary open to the public, there is nothing private left to conceal from the public. Let the records be open! Who knows but that an interested taxpaying citizen or creative and brilliant student might find someplace money is being wasted or is slipping into the hands of an embezzler.