Letter: New vendor, same old Falmouth

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For over a year and in several ads in this paper I have pointed out excessive over-payments to vendors of goods and services for the Falmouth School Department. I have been soundly criticized by School Board members for taking department management to task. Just recently a new vendor contract has come to light: Expense Reduction Analysts, a company that was contracted to negotiate or renegotiate contracts that we are already overpaying on for goods the department uses every day, such as paper.

The cost to do this to every taxpayer in Falmouth is 50 percent of any savings that ERA can achieve. Aren’t we finally at the point where we have to demand that School Board members stop attacking their critics and become attentive to what is going on in the district office and start to do the job they were elected to do: manage our tax dollars instead of wasting them?

Michael Doyle
Falmouth

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