Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Greece Can't Afford To Overpay A New Supt.

     
 Greece Offers Unrealistic
Superintendent's Salary

Yesterday, an interesting fact surfaced among the coverage of Jean-Claude Brizard being chosen to be Supt. of Schools in Chicago. Chicago has the third largest school district in the nation and paid their former superintendent just $230,000!

Brizard himself is receiving $235,000 in his first year of a three year deal he struck last November with the Rochester City School District.

WHERE THE HECK DOES GREECE'S BOE GET OFF BELIEVING WE CAN/SHOULD OFFER $250,000 "TO ATTRACT A CANDIDATE"?
  

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

If the third largest district can get a proven leader like JCB for that small salary, we should be able to get a good, proven leader for under 200K. Or could the fact the Greece is in such a mess with so much fighting and bickering about how to fix things change the ability to attract anyone?

Anonymous said...

I think school board members, in general, do not want to acknowledge that $250,000 is a lot of money. They like to pretend that is a salary that is very familiar to them and their environment. And/or they do not want to feel inferior to one or two board members who really do think that is a fair and required salary.
And this is not a position peculiar to our school board.

SCATS said...

To 7:49AM ~~ I think a BOE member or two wants to believe that Greece can overcome all its dysfunction if they just offer a big salary. So far, it hasn't worked. I heard that 2 of the 6 "finalists" bolted from the scene before they narrowed it down to the 3 who were invited for community interviews. Of course another one ran off after her visit, leaving us with 2 candidates from some other Mayberry-like district. In the end, Oberg will choose one of these two and sign a big contract, just before Oberg leaves the BOE. That will be his legacy ... sticking us with a supt. from some podunk town who gets a huge amount of $$$ with no accountability. And to think he had the nerve to run for BOE under the CARE backed banner. Just more proof of Greece's dysfunction ;)

Anonymous said...

Very wise observation 9:32 and one I hadn't considered that they do not want to feel "foolish" by not going along with the rest of the board that act like $250,000 is such an insignificant salary. If those on the board expressed concern that this was exorbitant, they might seem to be of a lower class than the rest of the board. In reality our whole board membership is of a financial class far below any of the administrators in our school district. They might play golf with them but they are looked down upon by them. They are so gullible, like acolytes fawning for the attention of the upper class. They are their jesters.

Anonymous said...

Oberg had no support from CARE when he ran the second time. And it is his second term where he drank the kool-aid, displayed his incompetence as President, and abandoned all the principles and integrity that he ran on the first time. The decline and fall of a once decent guy. Greece has a way of doing that to people. Hard to live in a corrupt town with a bunch of white collar criminals running various institutions without becoming infected. Sad but true.

SCATS said...

To 1:03PM ~~ Correct, CARE only backed his first term. However, I think he alienated himself from his running mates during his first term. Maybe the aroma of the Kool-Aid influenced him before he actually drank any.

Anonymous said...

No one wants the Greece job. They come here see how really screwed up it is and thier gone. Don't be surprised if the last canidate to run from Greece comes back and takes the City job for less money, and less chaos.

SCATS said...

To 5:14PM ~~ Her name has already appeared on the short list of possible interims for RCSD.

Frankie said...

A Quarter-million-dollars is chump change. Read the last line of this news story...

http://tinyurl.com/3p8jxlu

SCATS said...

To 6:20PM ~~ What makes a quarter million dollars "chump change" is that we are so DYSFUNCTIONAL no one wants to come here. Frank O forgot to mention that part of his equation, and he holds the reins as BOE Prez. ;)