Thursday, July 17, 2008

Bad numbers in Whitley county

The Corbin News Journal reports today that the Whitley County School Board "voted to provide a free breakfast for all students."

Setting aside for now the argument about whether that is a necessary and proper government expenditure right now, the numbers just don't make sense.

According to the newspaper, the school superintendent said the cost would be $50,000 a year. It also says the cost per breakfast is $1.15.

In a district with ten schools, that just doesn't add up.

Of course, we are talking about Kentucky schools. The numbers often don't add up.