Consider this an open thread to discuss the Caruolo decision in which Judge Savage rejected the schools’ argument that they are entitled to $4.5 million in further funding. From the Projo:
CRANSTON â€“â€“ In a blistering decision, Superior Court Judge Judith C. Savage yesterday rejected a School Committee lawsuit seeking a $4.5 million boost in education aid from City Hall.
The long-awaited ruling, issued late in the afternoon, will force the committee to make millions of dollars in cuts to an already pared-down school district budget.
â€œThis puts us in a gaping hole the size of the Grand Canyon,â€? said School Committee member Frank S. Lombardi. â€œItâ€™s a bad day for the Cranston schools, it really is.â€?
Lombardi said he would back an appeal to the state Supreme Court if district lawyers advise that the ruling could, in fact, be appealed.
According to today’s Projo, there is talk of an appeal, but not all school committee members agree with doing it.