Skip to comments.Superintendents enjoy super benefits (Central TX schools)
Posted on 02/09/2011 11:36:24 AM PST by WestTexasWend
AUSTIN (KXAN) - With Texas facing a multi-billion dollar budget shortfall, every school district is facing tough decisions. Some districts are considering closing schools and laying off teachers.
So, why are some districts giving their superintendent raises and super-sized benefits? And do parents really know what their superintendent earns? Apparently, not. (exerpt - continues at link below) http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/investigations/kxan-investigates-super-salaries
Every member of the Texas School Board Administration, Faculty and Staff commented at that link calling it “shock reporting”.
My old supervisor in Jackson, Mississippi, Dr. Earl Watkins, was getting paid $200K a year.
He “lost” 1/3 of a $150 million bond issue.
He allegedly sexually harassed another male principal, and was sued, and the public schools ponied up $750K in legal fees in his defense.
After he resigned, he was given a 1 year contract with identical salary in as a “best practices” supervisor.
Predatory Union!... The FOX is in the hen house..
They are not after the eggs they are after the chickens..
However; all Unions are predatory.. and chickens are stupid..
Don't depend on the chickens to fight the Foxes..
ANY DOGS out there!?... that are not feral(democrats)..
Yes, Texas public school superintendent salaries are high; but that is just the tip of the iceberg.
Texas is divided into 20 different regions and each region has an “Educational Service Center” filled with all kind of consultants etc. The service centers that I’ve seen are flush with money.
I could go on and on...It’s amazing (and pathetic) how much we spend in the name of education.
Let me guess. “It’s investing in our children’s future”? Only if your child grows up to be a school superintendent.
Our Superintendent came to town and forthrightly dealt with falling attendance and shrinking budgets - he blew $285 million on brand new schools. The consulting firm he hired to put this boondoggle together more than earned their princely fee by finding a dusty loop hole in Mn law that said our school district was the only one of three in the state that didn’t require a referendum on spending of this scale.
This year his sterling leadership has left us with a $7 million deficit. His solution? He’s retiring and jumping ship.
Name is Dickson. Which is exactly three letters too many.
Most school administrators where I live do nothing. You can find them shopping and personal appointments at all time of the day when they should be working. It is another government,good old boy system. Our educational system in America is in dire straights and until we make it competitive we will never improve.
KLBJ had a lead story about the Austin ISD and the expensive building they have. In the front entrance, there is a $3.5 million artistic sculpture. The district is thinking about cutting a number of teacher jobs and closing several schools.
We are in dire straits indeed! The entire educational system needs to be streamlined. Cut all the fat which means everyone above principal should be fired. School boards elected by the people should be doing the job.
When school bonds come up for a vote, it should be a law that the $ raised goes to the education of children, NOT to feather the nests of useless “administrators”.
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