MaineOpenGov.org collects salary data for public employees and publishes it in a user-friendly manner. Though the most recent salary data for Superintendents of K-12 schools is 2011 please note the reported salary for RSU #89 (before Katahdin joined RSU #50).
The salary for our own Superintendent’s predecessor, John Doe, is listed as $51,944. Larry Malone commands $109,000.
When warned that such a sum would make people unhappy, Chairman Greg Ryan simply shrugged it off.
Down 14+ faculty/staff FTE since 2010, (available in the Budget/SY14 Annual Report) courses, programs….. Please, Board members: please try and understand the feelings of anger over the loss to kids and burden on taxpayers; please don’t try and invalidate it. Disagree, debate question…. but recognize the right of the community members you serve to do the same.
The attitude of Mr. Ryan toward community aspirations reflects a larger dysfunction in Board relations with the community. Please understand that the budget votes represent a rejection of Board priorities, and not of kids.
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Mrs. Schmidt on her promotion. She has resigned her principalship and will return to the classroom, where the real work of education lies.
Of course, if the linked infomration is incorrect, please contact the Maine Heritage Policy Center, and be sure to offer clarification here for the benefit of our readers:.
“For more than fifty years, America has been consolidating school districts and the main effect has been to replace educators with bureaucrats and wardens” ~Sam Smith