Houston Crossing Guards: The Two Million Dollar Question

The other day, when Hair Balls looked into why the City of Houston hadn't been reimbursing Houston ISD all that it owed it for the work done by school crossing guards, the one question we didn't get answered right away was: exactly how much money was missing anyway?

Was this just a petty dispute over a few nickels and dimes?

Well, it took HISD a little while to tote it up, but according to the figures HISD spokeswoman Sarah Greer Osborne got from Chief Financial Officer Melinda Garrett today, here's the difference:

HISD for Fiscal Year July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009 billed the city $3,684,317.56 for crossing guards.

Only been reimbursed $1,085,106.35 so far.

No wonder the school district wanted its money.


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