I see in last week's Sun Current that EP Schools Superintendent Melissa Krull's contract was renewed for 3 years last week. So the hundreds of parents who signed a petition to have her contract renewed for only one year were soundly ignored.
Ms Krull gets 23 days of Sick Leave (in 3 years I assume)- 7-8 days of sick leave a year?? What adult gets sick leave these days? How many kids in our school district are out that many days a year? I know people that haven't missed one day of work in their careers with the excuse of being sick. Now I'll assume Krull doesn't take many (if any) of those days- so how does this work. And how much vacation pay is on top of this? All this and $189,370 a year (with 2% guaranteed increases every year). Wow.
Krull started out with a base salary of $153,000 a year in June 2003- that's a 21% in six years.
Keep in mind that Krull is only one of hundreds of highly-paid school administrators in the state.
My dad has a great idea to keep local school boards and highly consolidate administrative functions for the 343 school districts across the state. Put the money in the classrooms-where it belongs. We'd save a lot of money and based on the consolidated power that seems to be apparent in this school district, I don't think we'd miss much in the decision-making process either.