“We need to focus on cleaning roofs and sealing buildings to prevent problems. One school needs a new roof and that is going to cost $1.6 million, which not be coming from the education budget. We have to meet certain standards and other ongoing maintenance; we have to replace boilers at Mill Ridge, Broadview and Danbury High School, which is going to cost $5.2 million. If we replace the boilers at Danbury High School, we must also do the windows which will cost $ 3 million.
These are not educational challenges as the items Boughton mentioned are capitol expense items that has NOTHING to do with the city's education operating expense. Also, in reference to the items the mayor described, because of the price tag of each item, approval of the school projects comes from the voters as opposed to the mayor or city council.
Food for thought when you listen to the justification Boughton is attempting to use in order to severely underfund the city's education budget.