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Old 05-19-2018, 08:42 AM
 
Location: In the basket
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If Nassau had a single school district that would justify having a super making $300K. But not when there are dozens.
Yeah. There is no way in hell that position justifies that kind of money.
No damn way.
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Old 05-19-2018, 09:15 AM
 
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If Nassau had a single school district that would justify having a super making $300K. But not when there are dozens.
Well, we NEED local control. God forbid Jericho and Syosset should use the same math curriculum. Plagues of locusts would appear and the apocalypse would begin. Do you want your kid studying the same algebra as, dare I say, Hempstead?!? Oh the horror!
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Old 05-19-2018, 10:05 AM
 
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Well, we NEED local control. God forbid Jericho and Syosset should use the same math curriculum. Plagues of locusts would appear and the apocalypse would begin. Do you want your kid studying the same algebra as, dare I say, Hempstead?!? Oh the horror!
The laugh of course is the advent of common core, which takes away local control and puts into place, gasp, national standards.

No wonder why the teachers and union are against it.
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Old 05-19-2018, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Kings Park & Jamesport
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Yeah. There is no way in hell that position justifies that kind of money.
No damn way.
So this is interesting, how much should a school superintendent get paid?

I would guess that you need a PHD to be qualified...less than 2% of Americans have doctorates.

So I found facts for Levittown School District:

6 elementary schools
2 middle schools
2 high schools
1 technical school (leased to BOCES?)
5 transportation buildings (they own the bus system)
4 building & grounds buildings

200 acres of property
1.5 Million SF of facilities

7,100 students
14,200 parents
1,324 employees

Sounds like a lot to responsible for.....how much would you want to get paid to do this job?

How much does a private sector employee get paid to manage 1,300 people?

So Levittown pays the superintendent $225,000 plus $56,726 in benefits. Benefit costs always hard to determine the actual benefit, IMO.

I'm not sure if the salary is that out of whack.....consensus on this forum is that people can barely live on LI earning $125,000-$150,000.
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Old 05-19-2018, 11:10 AM
 
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Florida pays even more than NY State for school superintendents....but there is one district per county.

And I think Levittown pales compared to Jericho or Commack.

Oh, and how many assistant superintendents and other supporting staff are there?
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Old 05-19-2018, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Kings Park & Jamesport
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Florida pays even more than NY State for school superintendents....but there is one district per county.

And I think Levittown pales compared to Jericho or Commack.

Oh, and how many assistant superintendents and other supporting staff are there?
Maybe so, I tried to pick an "average", middle class district.

I do agree with the assistant superintendents, I don't think you need 3-6 subordinates making $200k!
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Old 05-19-2018, 11:36 AM
 
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Maybe so, I tried to pick an "average", middle class district.

I do agree with the assistant superintendents, I don't think you need 3-6 subordinates making $200k!
You canít equate average/middle class with what supers get paid. The Hempstead super makes $265K.
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Old 05-19-2018, 11:38 AM
 
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The laugh of course is the advent of common core, which takes away local control and puts into place, gasp, national standards.

No wonder why the teachers and union are against it.
Common core is just the latest attempt as standardization there has always been some form of common testing...
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Old 05-19-2018, 11:44 AM
 
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I'm not sure if the salary is that out of whack.....consensus on this forum is that people can barely live on LI earning $125,000-$150,000.
But ultimately we all try to make a choice in careers that pays us what we feel were worth, if the Sups compensation was less (which it should be) then market demands would determine where the compensation falls.
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Old 05-19-2018, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Kings Park & Jamesport
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But ultimately we all try to make a choice in careers that pays us what we feel were worth, if the Sups compensation was less (which it should be) then market demands would determine where the compensation falls.
Not fully understanding your point. But market forces apply to school sups......boards offer more compensation to get the person they want or to keep the existing sup from leaving.
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