So a friend of mine shared this story with me thinking that this sort of program, I believe he called it “local government efficiency,” needed a bit of sunshine.
The quick and dirty is that Southeast Bulloch High School needed some new instruments for their three time grand championship marching band. Courtesy of a state surplus program they were able to save a little less than $50,000 when compared to buying the instruments new.
This kind of program seems to be a good idea to me. One state agency (I’m presuming a National Guard Unit) no longer had need for their inventory and the Department of Administrative Services took over and was able to transfer those instruments to a high school that needed them and would make good use of them.
Now these students have good instruments to learn on and to play in competition and the local government/ school didn’t have to divert a whole lot of money from other programs. It seems like a win-win to me.