The keyword is TRANSPARENCY. Families, teachers, students, and community stakeholders need to know how schools are spending and investing funds at their schools. All SSC members need to be provided with a transparent budget where they can see where every dollar was spent. OUSD needs to provide members of SSC with tools to help them discern red flags in their budget and a safe space to blow the whistle. The more people we engaged in looking after our budget, the greater our opportunity will be to remain fiscally solvent.