Wow! Somebody seems pretty upset about not being paid as much as his replacement. I wonder if he would have turned down that contract "for the good of the taxpayers"?
June 30, 2011 at 8:23 a.m.
I agree that the superintendent getting a raise a month in is a little ridiculous.
Personnel Costs are a part of doing business but in the private sector the employer has the right to determine wages and layoffs as needed. Also when costs get to high a private sector company will raise their prices, a school district can not do that. They have to cut costs (personnel) or raise revenue (tax levies), and we see that people do not enjoy option B.
SB5 might be a little over the edge, something needs to be done to help the school boards and administration control these costs.
Who gave you the right to determine when someone is unable to work anymore. You call these people greedy but I call you envious.
June 29, 2011 at 1:32 p.m.
I understand the concept of retire/rehire but the reason people get so upset is the phrase "double dipping". People are envious of a person who has worked for 30+ years decides to retire, collect on their pension and still work for a living. This has no affect on the District's financial status.
If the admin stays at the same district it is HIGHLY unlikely they would receive an increase in pay and if the admin moves to another district then what does it matter what they are getting paid.
For the rest of you, teachers and classified unions are a HUGE FACTOR of why many school districts are in the financial shape they are in. Roughly 80% of a school districts budgets are made up from salaries and benefits and only about 5%-9% of the 80% is from central office and administration. That leaves around 71% - 75% of the 80% for teachers and classified employees salaries and benefits. Open your eyes people!
Why shouldn't performance be factored in when determining layoffs, why shouldn't all public employees pay at least 15% of their health care, why shouldn't their be a merit based pay system instead of automatic longevity increases? Is SB5 that bad?
June 29, 2011 at 12:28 p.m.
I have asked this question many, many times on this website and I will try it again. Explain to me how a retire/rehire is costing the District more money? What does their pension have to do with costing the District more money?
June 29, 2011 at 9:01 a.m.
I do understand the frustration you are showing but waiting until the money is gone is not a good business strategy. The cuts from the state are coming and probably for non-urban,semi-wealthy districts to the tune of 10-15%. Each year you cut into your savings account the higher the millage rate will need to be to cover future expenses. Now imagine what the asking rate will be in 2 years, probably 50% higher than now.
I am in favor of SB5 which will give administrators tools to help reduce costs (personnel) without having to deal with the unions, but don't be upset when extra-curriculars go away: art, music, shop, foreign languages, sports, and busing. By voting no you are saying that the district doesn't need those programs and that is fine since it is your right as a tax payer to vote no. Canfield has a wonderful school system but would be facing the same issues with anyone in the superintendent's chair.
March 22, 2011 at 2:03 p.m.
1) You are half correct, Kasich did say that the education line item is getting an increase 1.3% in FY12 and 1.7% in FY13 but what he doesn't say publicly is that he is cutting a Tangible Personal Property Tax reimbursements that were not supposed to be phased out until 2017. Depending on the % of your budget it represents will determine how much will be cut. I'm not sure what the amount is for Canfield but I would guess its pretty relevant. FYI - Canfield received about $400k for each of the last two years in stimulus which equates to about 6 teachers.
2) I find it very hard to believe that a CEO (not managing partner) of a $100 million company would make less than $200k per year.
3) Canfield Total General Fund Revenue was $24,996,615 with $17,161,139 coming from total tax receipts. Not sure where you are gettting $26 million in tax receipts. Anyway according to the districts 5-year forecast, without the current cuts from the state or districts forecasted, the district is decent for this year and just ok for next then the money is gone. The district seems to be proactive rather then waiting two years until the money is completely gone.
March 22, 2011 at 12:17 p.m.
How is this mismanagement? The board and superintendent are giving the public the option of A) we need more funds through a levy because of state funding reductions and rising personnel costs OR B) we cut staff and programs to balance the budget that will have an affect on students.
In the private sector, any CEO with the same scenario would have to either raise prices of the products they sell or cut costs. Looks pretty similar to me.
I also believe that a private sector company of this size wouldn't just a have a CEO, I believe they would also have a couple of vice presidents making $125 k+.
March 22, 2011 at 11:16 a.m.
What should the superintendent (CEO) of a school district with 3000 students and a 25 million dollar budget make???? I would guess in the private sector that this person would be making somewhere around $250,000 per year.
I know the answer already, it's one dollar less than you make, right?
March 22, 2011 at 9:16 a.m.
Ahh,Yet again Dole comes with another unintelligent comment about something they have no idea about. Dole, please explain to me how douple-dipping affects the local school districts finances? I'll wait for you to just post someone elses thoughts without doing some research and getting any facts.Go Ahead.
March 22, 2011 at 8:36 a.m.
Don't justify your ridiculous comment. Your very envious of this teacher and feel the need to bash her to make yourself feel better. Correct?
March 21, 2011 at 2:50 p.m.