When a Dekalb school runs low on necessities (toilet paper, cleaning supplies, paper used in classrooms, etc), the Principal issues a purchase order to buy more of those supplies. The purchase order is then sent up to the appropriate Regional Superintendent [Link to list of schools under each Regional Superintendent — http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/superintendent/assistants ], who has to approve the paperwork before anything is purchased.
DSW2 is hearing reports from schools that Regional Superintendent(s) are ignoring or refusing to process all purchase orders sent to them. The individual schools are puzzled by this. Being barely 12 weeks into the school year, there *should* be plenty of money available to spend — the bookkeepers at individual schools have ledgers that show a lot of available money — but they cannot spend the money. Meanwhile, their school is out of needed supplies!
Is this an indication of a major cash flow problem in the district, simple incompetence in the central office, or both?
Are DSW2 readers seeing any other signs of cash flow problems in their schools?