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Well, this may be the nuttiest thing I've seen in a while.
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It will be interesting to see what happens.
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That's a whole boatload of money for a salary. That's all I could focus on.
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Definitely some shenanigans there ó especially when the other board members hurried out after the vote and gave no comments.

Usually board members are giving out glowing praises when a new supe is announced.
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Holy Moly!
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I cannot believe they are paying him that much money! That is nuts!


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Old 08-02-2019, 04:01 PM
 
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That is a lot of money! It *will* be interesting to see what happens.
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Thatís a big school system and I donít think the salary is out of the norm. Ours was hired (larger system) in 2017 at a base of $290k.
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Thatís a big school system and I donít think the salary is out of the norm. Ours was hired (larger system) in 2017 at a base of $290k.
I have no doubt it's within the realm of what other places pay. It's just a crapload of money - especially for many of us who make less than a third of that (or a fourth).
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Ours makes around $400K.
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I admit I really haven't paid these latest developments much attention. I used to be an avid school board watcher. But I can tell you one thing there's an excellent possibility that he'll be better than some of the fools they spent big bucks on a nationwide search for. He certainly won't be the worst. Let's hope for the best.


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He does not have any advanced degrees in education. :0

The salary did not seem out of line to me, especially since the previous superintendent was making more.

My state makes everyone jump through a lot of hoops and take a lot of classes to get endorsements and certification in anything, especially administrators.

In North Carolina do you just need to take a test to be a superintendent?
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We've had lots of hoop jumpers, usually hired after a long search and big bucks, just to stay a few years, which is not unusual for superintendents of large school districts. One's philosophy was "applied anxiety" and he was a master at it. Another, with a state law maker, tried to go behind the teachers' backs to take away tenure. We are a right to work state. Tenure simply means due process, not a guarantee for lifetime employment. We still have state legislators who confuse unions with associations, but that's another thread.

It will be interesting to watch how this unfolds. In the past they tended to overlook highly qualified people who dedicated their lives and careers to CMS. Maybe it's time to try something different.
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He does not have any advanced degrees in education.
Not only that: He has only a bachelor's degree, taught for only two years, and has never been a school administrator at any level. That, more than the salary, was what caught my attention. The school board went to the state to get permission to hire him.

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We've had lots of hoop jumpers, usually hired after a long search and big bucks, just to stay a few years, which is not unusual for superintendents of large school districts.
I used to be an educator reporter back in the day. A superintendent once told me that the "shelf life" (his term) of a superintendent was usually three years.
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Wow.

He is not even qualified to be a building principal or, heck, a guidance counselor in my district.

Does the district still have to pay the remainder of the previous super's contract?
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