…to you! Spending priorities are too important to relegate to budget time, and concerns warrant discussion, certainly. Timbered Classrooms would like to thank the author of the following letter, submitted under “Contact us” and offer our hope for further discussion with and among Board members as well as here with an eye toward greater understanding. We also would like to assure this and other potential authors that your anonymity will be respected and preserved – even from us if you so choose, as here. ….whether you contact us privately or by public comment.
Thank you again.
What’s on your mind and how might we help you?:
I am writing this but wish to remain anonymous. As I am sure you are aware, since you keep up with the board decisions and such, that Mr. Porter has been given a $22,000 dollar stipend to be principal at KMHS. 22 THOUSAND dollars. I’m just curious what you and others think of this decision. I am also hearing that he is paid mileage to travel between the two schools. Personally, I feel that it is ridiculous to cut a principal position, only to turn around and throw away this amount of money which could be used in other areas that would more impact the students in their education. Since he is only half time at each school, would that not warrant him to remain at the same pay rate? I’m not sure if you are aware, but staff at SACS received an email today informing them that the budget is frozen. I’m sure this is probably the case at Katahdin schools as well. When is the extravagant spending going to stop so that hard earned money isn’t being wasted in unnecessary areas? This seems like a classic case of three steps forward, two steps back. As someone who is “in the know,” I just think it is outrageous how funds are being spent for the quality of the education that the children are receiving.