Reelect Gerard Nutter Lowell School Committee

In 2017 when running for office, besides the location of LHS my biggest concern centered on the fiscal state of the Lowell School dept.

It turned out that I was more correct than I ever wanted it to be. We owe the revolving Food service Account over $2,000,000, we had an unprecedented 2018/2019 budget shortfall due to receiving false information and the City’s Independent Auditors found in their review “We have concluded that School management intentionally withheld food service and general fund invoices during 2018 with the intent to charge the expenditures to the 2019 budget.”

We have straightened out the fiscal chaos despite current members and current school committee candidates blindly supporting the former administration and their policy.

The work isn’t over, we just had a District Wide Review by the State that will highlight areas that need improvement, we have to update and revise policies on Student Activity Accounts and put more controls in place to protect and account for these funds. The entire policy manual needs to be updated and revised and the Lowell High School project will be getting underway.

I want to continue my service to the Lowell School Department and continue to monitor and question finances and spending. I want to continue to bring in ideas and motions to treat all students fairly and equitably.

I respectfully ask for 1 of your 6 votes for the Lowell School Committee!

Advertisements

Published by Lowell School Committeeman Gerry Nutter

I've been interested in Schools since I worked at the Greater Lowell Tech and substitute taught in Dracut. I've followed the finances and issues with the Lowell School for the past 8 years while blogging and contributing to Saturday Morning Live! Currently serving my 1st term.

Join the Conversation

1 Comment

  1. “We have straightened out the fiscal chaos despite current members and current school committee candidates blindly supporting the former administration and their policy”

    The School Committee is like a board of directors, and have similar responsibilities. and financial integrity is primary among them. Yes, some may pass the buck to the Superintendent, and he to the Finance Director, but they really need to ensure integrity of the finances to the people who elect them. There are some on the school committee that are apparently willing to cede that responsibility to the administration, but they are not doing their jobs.

    Thanks for not being one of them..

Leave a comment

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: