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Move to streamline local school district management numbers

December 15, 2013

oday’s continuation of the Sun-Gazette’s Right to Know Project features a breakdown of the salaries and benefits of the superintendents of the region’s school district....

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USABorn

Dec-15-13 2:44 AM

So school super's are so important and have so many duties, they require salaries of over $100.000/yr + great benefits/retirements.

If you consolidate schools in the county down to a couple of districts, can you imagine the salaries the head honchos will command? And each will have several people working under them to help control the various school districts under them.

In the end, there will be no difference in the financial costs of running the schools in this county.

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Galumph

Dec-15-13 10:43 AM

You won't need 8 deputies, 8 business managers, 8 athletic directors. Fewer administrators = fewer legacy costs. No brainer.

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EB01PA

Dec-15-13 7:34 PM

I see you are using Florida as an example of streamlined Education management. I just looked at the data on the Indian River County School District, the Florida County closest to Lycoming in population. It says there are 20 LEA (district) administrators, 50 LEA support staff and 44 school (building) administrators. I think if you check the numbers Lycoming County is on par or more efficient than Florida.

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ruthbuzzy

Dec-15-13 7:59 PM

@Radioactive, you are not special in your title! The woman who deserves her moment has EARNED it! I see this paper kept Richard Emery as part of their topic...why? He is history...as is lessthanattractive.

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LaughIn

Dec-15-13 11:50 PM

The writer of this article is correct! Regional consolidation would work. The new Superintendent in Jersey Shore has opted to shrink the administration. She also has backed a complete school wide consolidation. Reality is that when numbers shrink, so should overhead

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