As I became aware of another "lack of funding" issue within the Van Wert City Schools, it seems that a request for supportive funding for the Family and Children First program by VWCS Board President Mike Morrow and VWCS Superintendent Ken Amstutz is all the effort that is being made to continue to keep the program within the auspices of VWCS.
Now, here is where I start to scratch my head and start breathing a little harder, because I know that Mr. Morrow
and Mr. Amstutz both know that their responsibility to run a tight fiscal ship at VWCS runs deeper than just asking for a handout from the analogous third cousin who just won the lottery.
Not only did they receive a strong rebuke from DJFS, Morrow
and Amstutz went on to state they believe that VWCS
should continue to maintain the program, even though they have no funds to do so.
was quoted as saying, "We cannot continue, in good conscience, to continue (sic) to use our resources to prop up a program that provides community services and be the only person in the pot paying these bills…" Morrow
also made note that if the program were to be dropped by VWCS
, the county commissioners would likely take it over, as it would likely become their legal responsibility.
, if the VWCS
cannot afford to 'prop up' this program, then go ahead and turn it over or just plain drop it.