This story is the second in a two-part series about school districts and education technology. You can find the first part here.
(Updated at 6:35 a.m. on Aug. 15, 2018 to add that Steve Kupfer said he’s never been affiliated with ERDI.)
Teachers’ unions are scrutinizing school district budgets right now as they bargain for pay increases. Salaries make up the bulk of public education budgets, but districts also make significant technology purchases.
In the Kent School District, some parents are upset about the sole-source purchase of budgeting software that they say exacerbated the district’s budget mess.