District can save money by not filling assistant superintendent job

Posted: Thursday, March 18, 2004

It has come to my attention that the assistant superintendent vacancy is being advertised for the 2004-05 school year. Wouldn't it be more prudent to take the money saved by not filling this position and apply it to programs that directly benefit students which have been targeted for cuts or elimination like music, dance, drama, debate, art, physical education, Quest, etc.? Or maybe use the money saved to hire teachers to relieve overcrowded classrooms?

Does this district really need another assistant superintendent? Can't the duties of the vacated assistant superintendent position be reassigned to the remaining assistant superintendents?

The money saved would be more than just a high salary. It would mean saving a costly benefit package and retirement. It would save money on support staff, supplies and travel.

Bottom line should be the students and the quality education we are responsible to deliver. We do not need increased administration (by filling the vacated position).

Board members do work hard to ensure every student's needs are met. I appreciate the time they put in to take care of our school district. Let's all encourage them to stay focused on the the bottom line the one that matters the most our children and the quality education they deserve.

Let your voice be heard on this matter. E-mail your school board members:








dholle@kpbsd.k12.ak.us; and


Debbie Boyle


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