Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Cuomo Cuts His Own Pay To $170K


Does Greece Need To Spend
$200,000+
 For A New Superintendent?

SCATS ~~ The Greece school board must show us why we should spend even one penny more than Cuomo will make to attract a new school district superintendent.
     

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think the top salary should be (and could be) $190,000, with an additional $10,000 per year for each of four years based on measurable objectives. The second and subsequent year's objectives should include a high degree of student performances in those measures and increasingly important every year.

The interview process should make it clear that a substantial portion of pay will be tied to performnace measures and invite the candidate to suggest measures that he/she would be willing to entertain. That discussion should provide insight to the real values of that potential superintendent.

Performance measures should be brought up at any public meetings just in case board members are reluctant to open that discussion.

SCATS said...

To 10:56AM ~~ My only question to you is how did you decide upon $190K? Did you pick that number out of thin air? Did you choose it because it's in a range of the already outrageous salaries other districts pay? Was it used because it's around where Achramovitch started? Or was it chosen because it is a realistic starting point for the job as described in GCSD?

Anonymous said...

It sounds like that person is a contender for the job and is negotiating by proxy on this blog.

Has anyone else heard that Tim Mains in the city is looking to return here as superintendent? He was immediately promoted when he transferred voluntarily to the City school district during Walt's homophobic reign and would be a welcome addition back here.

SCATS said...

To 12:22PM ~~ No, I hadn't heard that. You say he would be a welcomed addition back here again ... I'm curious to know, welcomed by whom?

Anonymous said...

We haven't done well with experienced professionals. I say let's look for a new person who wants o show what they can do, and set measurable goals for them to meet. Probable would take $190,000 eiher

SCATS said...

To 1:24PM ~~ You're correct. We're a lot like Kodak who hired all sorts of CEO/experienced pros ... who accomplished nothing but helped the failing ship to sink faster while collecting some big $$$!

Anonymous said...

Has anyone heard anything about a certain high school TRYING to get kids to drop out of school? Behavior problem students, attendance problem students, unmotivated students are encouraged to drop out and go the GED route.

Would this be a way to fudge the graduation rates?

SCATS said...

To 2:59PM ~~ What an inventive way of showing "improvement."

Anonymous said...

The job is not being but out for bids....

...you want to hire the lowest bidder?

Welcome to Greece!

People like SCATS make the job even less desireable.

SCATS said...

To 6:26PM ~~ Actually, the job is being put out for bids in that the salary range now sweeps from $250,000 on down.

Thank you for assigning me with the power to control the outcome :)

Anonymous said...

12:22 yes the word is out in the Rochester schools that he is looking for a superintendent position and has applied here and in an eastside district.

Anonymous said...

Cheap = "GOOD" in Greece.

Anonymous said...

You ever wonder why there isn't someone like SCATS out in Brighton 6:26? There doesn't need to be!

Fix the problems, don't blame those who point them out...stupid!

Anonymous said...

We don't have to sign up the lowest bidder but we shouldn't assume that the highest pay will get the best candidate either. Many many years ago, Adam Urbanski argued that the city of Rochester would only get better teachers if the salary schedule was increased dramatically. The Rochester BOE agreed, the contract was signed, and the drop out rate and graduation rate never moved. Sometimes money and performance are not linked.

Anonymous said...

Govenators be easy to replace, all you need is a slightly talented hooker, and you get a new Govenator. The're's a long line waiting for the job.

Now your Skewel StupidIntendunce job is a lot different. Them dolts gotta have credentials. They got a good group that's smart enugh to limit supply. Totally different thng from a Govinator.
You don't see no wore out actor applying for the Skewel job, do ya?

Anonymous said...

Good candidiates go to Brighton, Pittsford, Penfield etc.....They have the best parents and students, in supportive and proactive (not reactive) communities.

Of course, they would have applied to Greece, but they did their reseach and choose to go elsewhere.

(DESPITE the higher "bid" salary.)

SCATS said...

To 7:15PM ~~ Maybe so ... or maybe they go where they don't have to work too hard for the $$ because the district is already productive and functional ;)

Our "Dysfunction Junction" moniker really does fit.

Anonymous said...

7:15- "supportive and proactive (not reactive) communities"

That's right folks, let's all get together and cheer the wonderfully common sense idea that is "open enrollment". Let our leadership know how supportive we are of these great and economically responsible ideas are. 7:15 is right, they need our support!

Anonymous said...

Based on the talk the govenor gave today state-aid could become very interesting.
If I heard it correctly more money will depend on educational results.
Wonder if the board should start practicing.