ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – What’s in a sign? In this case it’s $67,000 of taxpayers money. The You Paid For It Team discovers that the St. Louis City School Board budgeted $51,000 to put up signs patting themselves on the back for doing the school building improvements voters authorized with the passage of Prop S.
Then school officials decided that the signs praising their work weren’t big enough,so they decided to spend an extra $15,000 to make the signs bigger. The signs are being put in front of school buildings where work is being done.
You Paid For It talked to Superintendent Kelvin Adams about this deal. He says the district wanted to make sure passersby saw the sign. He admits folks could get the information from other sources but nonetheless defends the $15,000 spent to make the signs bigger.