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Superintendent Overpaid?

July 13, 2013

Isn’t this interesting? The Jamestown Board of Education has hired a new superintendent to oversee the education of 5,100 students within nine schools with a declining enrollment....

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imfedup

Jul-13-13 6:18 AM

Out of control, no doubt about it. It will be said that offering that starting salary is needed to acquire a qualified individual but I personally can't buy that excuse. Then they'll say it's only a few pennies per $1,000 of assessment as they do all questionable expenses. Well, those pennies add up, just check your Sept tax bill.

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momcat53

Jul-13-13 6:28 AM

No, it really isn't interesting.

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Harold

Jul-13-13 6:58 AM

If you were qualified for the job, you could make that kind of money also, but you are not, so you are jealous.

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carlaw

Jul-13-13 7:08 AM

Maybe some people but not everyone with a different opinion is jealous.

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Thomas77

Jul-13-13 8:15 AM

That is a ridiculous sum of money to pay for that position. No wonder Jamestown is ready too fold!!!

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HenryH

Jul-13-13 8:36 AM

I am not sure what the Author's intention. If he is saying that one district is paying more than another for a similar position and this is a positive or negative thing? Both Districts are large organizations. Millcreek has a $90m budget and Jamestown $73m. Jamestown's new superintendent is hired to fix the problems and has a significant set of qualifications to do so. Mr. Hall, Millcreek's Superintendent, is a well qualified person but does not carry to same fiscal qualifications.

Jamestown, as a large organization, requires a skilled leader. For the Author, how much is too much? What is the right price for the job? We have teachers on near $100,000 and that is a 9 month contract. Surely the Superintendent who is responsible for the whole thing and has a 12 month contract should be compensated in the similar manner.

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louise

Jul-13-13 9:30 AM

Teachers on or near a $100,000 salary actually work 185 days. That equals 1,110 hours a school year with a 6 hour work day. Which means they receive $90. a hour!!!

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ironyoozesfromyouryap

Jul-13-13 11:23 AM

I'd say 'yes'. That's my opinion.

However, I don't know what a superintendent does for the most part. If someone can educate me, that would be appreciated.

As a side note: louise has no clue what a teacher does.

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jmstnresident

Jul-13-13 11:38 AM

I bet there is a whole boatload of teachers out there that wish they worked 6 hours a day. While they may have students 6-7 hours a day, I don't think I would be incorrect in saying they spend several hours a week preparing for what they do. You can also say they are off for 3 months a year, but again, they spend considerable time and money preparing. And many of them come nowhere near $100,000......just so you know.

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Emelye

Jul-13-13 6:42 PM

Complaining about a 3% difference in salary is something worth printing, PJ? You guys must be scraping the bottom of the barrel (or, the barrel is so shallow that this is the best you can do).

A cursory comparison between Meadville and Jamestown is really not valid when you consider that there are many differences that the letter's author seems to have ignored. Like the ones where the two towns are in different states with different issues and different tax levels.

A complete comparison between the two cities would be complex, difficult to truly quantify and, in the end, irrelevant. Just like this letter.

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ironyoozesfromyouryap

Jul-13-13 10:45 PM

Millcreek, not Meadville. Millcreek is a suburb of Erie.

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CrazyCarl

Jul-13-13 11:00 PM

It is sad that Dennis McCullough doesn't have the proper number of testicles to tell us why he really has a problem with the new superintendent of schools in Jamestown.

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Overdrive

Jul-14-13 1:01 AM

I think both salaries are way too high for the cost of living here and in Millcreek! Doesn't matter what teachers make...superintendents are not part of collective bargaining! There is nothing that says you can't supervise someone who makes more than you do. It happens all the time in industry.

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Overdrive

Jul-14-13 1:01 AM

I think both salaries are way too high for the cost of living here and in Millcreek! Doesn't matter what teachers make...superintendents are not part of collective bargaining! There is nothing that says you can't supervise someone who makes more than you do. It happens all the time in industry.

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copyman

Jul-14-13 8:30 AM

If he's acting as the ax man for bad teachers, lets go. Sorry, I forgot, teachers can never be fired.

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Orangeman

Jul-15-13 3:59 PM

Stop hating, folks , and start taking your meds again.

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