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Chesterfield School Superintendent Pay Cut - wtvr

There are 49 comments on the WTVR story from Jan 25, 2010, titled Chesterfield School Superintendent Pay Cut - wtvr. In it, WTVR reports that:

Chesterfield's School Superintendent is taking a paycut to help balance the County School system's troubled budget.

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ccps employee

Richmond, VA

#1 Jan 25, 2010
as a ccps employee WE HAVE to make the personal sacrifice. Newsome CHOSE to do this, over 207,000 a yr compare that to the official poverty level wages instructional assts make and well its really not that big of deal to us. Thanks Newsome, but the pay cut we will have to take because of furlough days is going to be more detrimental to us than your pay cut.
CCPS Parent

Chester, VA

#2 Jan 25, 2010
I appalled and commend the Superintendent for stepping up and taking a pay cut. His job may have been the last to go if layoff would have taken place, but he was the first to step up. Yes he makes a large salary, but no one else has volunteered to take a pay cut. Salaries of CCPS Employees range quit a bit and I donít see anyone else on the high or low end willing to take a cut in pay voluntarily to save our kids and your co-workers job? Are you willing? Action speaks louder than words!
not a teahead

Richmond, VA

#3 Jan 25, 2010
All republicans are running the show in chesterfield. You dummies keep re-electing
them. Stop all the belly-aching you deserve
what you get.
mary

Glen Allen, VA

#4 Jan 25, 2010
You tell it like it is Mr. not a teahead. Please keep those prayers coming. Thank you!!!!!
not a demorat

Harrisonburg, VA

#5 Jan 25, 2010
teahead, quit telling lies.... you know your liberal clowns are ruining the country. The people are on to you. Keep hoping for change clown
Tired of Greed

United States

#6 Jan 25, 2010
Did the king super also give up the $14,000 in car allowance?? naaah... bring it down to a more reasonable amount and get some notice !!! You are not doing any good with that tiny amount.Get in the real world.....
not a teahead

Richmond, VA

#7 Jan 25, 2010
Stop being jealous, did you "rethug" loons demand the county manager reduce his pay and staff.
All republicans in chesterfield need to shut up, period. What kind of different result did you expect when you keep re-electing the same crew?

Hello alices in wanderland,
dave

Glen Allen, VA

#8 Jan 25, 2010
we should demand more do the same.Henrico included.This is a pay cut,I dont think its a "personal sacrifice".You make too much money or you wouldnt be able to give it up that simple,hate to hear what the clowns in henrico are making.So whos next,anybody?
Taxpayer

Chesterfield, VA

#9 Jan 25, 2010
If the teachers and school workers have to take a paycut or leave w/o pay then the same percentage should apply to all (including the school administration). The school system (as well as some other government agencies) seems to be top heavy; too many chiefs and not enough indians. We need to get back to letting the teachers teach and do with less administrators. It would be nice to be able to get look at the school system books to see what is being paid and who is being paid (this is a pipe dream and will never happen). I understand that there is a marketing department in the school system. What exactly are they marketing? It is areas such as this that need to be reviewed. To go even further; all areas of county, city, state, and federal government should be reviewed and question whether we really need it. When things get tight, familes have to evaluate what their expenditures are and make necessary reduction. I can not go to my neighbor and take their hard earned money to make my budget balance. Government needs to stop doing that to us.

Also, we need to get away from the finger pointing and figure out how to get out of the mess we are in. After that is accomplished, we can figure out who to blame and try to ensure that it does not happen again.

Finally, when the "fat times" return we need to avoid the urge to spend like "drunken sailors" (appoligies to my Navy friends). We need to save for a "rainy day" like all familes do when they have extra cash.
not a teahead

Richmond, VA

#10 Jan 25, 2010
dave wrote:
we should demand more do the same.Henrico included.This is a pay cut,I dont think its a "personal sacrifice".You make too much money or you wouldnt be able to give it up that simple,hate to hear what the clowns in henrico are making.So whos next,anybody?
Get um dave!
Mary

Glen Allen, VA

#11 Jan 25, 2010
dave wrote:
we should demand more do the same.Henrico included.This is a pay cut,I dont think its a "personal sacrifice".You make too much money or you wouldnt be able to give it up that simple,hate to hear what the clowns in henrico are making.So whos next,anybody?
I agree Dave. You should see the salaries they make!!! They even hang out at American Family Fitness during work hours.

Those good ole boys know how to have fun.
noname

United States

#12 Jan 26, 2010
Noone mentioned that last year he renewed his contract and received an 8% payraise. So, how is the cut REALLY helping?
Oh Snap

Chesterfield, VA

#13 Jan 26, 2010
noname wrote:
Noone mentioned that last year he renewed his contract and received an 8% payraise. So, how is the cut REALLY helping?
I'm thinking the paycut that he is taking this year just compensates for the raise he got last year when he shouldn't of gotten one. I guess the public will know what is going to happen by this afternoon.
Concerned

Midlothian, VA

#14 Jan 26, 2010
Yeah...7%...wow....but he did keep the other 1% out of the 8% raise he actually got. And no other CCPS employees received a salary increase this past year. Wow, thanks Dr Newsome..oh by the way didn't you get a car allowance increase and a newly remodeled office????
Whatever

Midlothian, VA

#15 Jan 26, 2010
He attended our school bus driver "in-service" yesterday and announced a pay reduction for all CCPS employees. He showed up, said a few words, showed us a video...at which time he snuck out of the building. All of this to avoid answering any questions we may have had. Who will a 40/50 cent an hour decrease affect more...and person making $207,000 a year or someone making $15,513 (starting bus driver salary) a year????
Chesterfield Resident

Richmond, VA

#16 Jan 26, 2010
This is what Dominion Virginia Power needs to do. (Employees and CEO's take a paycut) That way they can stop overcharging their customers.
not a teahead

Richmond, VA

#17 Jan 26, 2010
noname wrote:
Noone mentioned that last year he renewed his contract and received an 8% payraise. So, how is the cut REALLY helping?
The school board are all republicans, they believe in spending money to get the best.
Stop crying and leave the managing of the county schools to those that you elected.
not a demorat

Harrisonburg, VA

#18 Jan 26, 2010
congress is mostly democrats, look how they are raking americans over the coals...
Anyway, it has nothing to do with them being republicans.... they are greedy just like you
Chesterfield taxpayer

AOL

#19 Jan 26, 2010
The proposed pay cut is nothing but a PR move by Dr. Newsome. Did he give back his car allowance? Did he give back his exorbitant clothing allowance? The answer to these questions is no. He is not doing nearly enough and he is attmepting to manage by PR with the press and intimidation of the teachers. Dr. Newsome needs to go and the current School Board needs to be voted out in 2011 for their lack of planning including renegotiating his contract last year even though it was not up for renewal!!!!!
take the lead

Midlothian, VA

#20 Jan 26, 2010
dave wrote:
we should demand more do the same.Henrico included.This is a pay cut,I dont think its a "personal sacrifice".You make too much money or you wouldnt be able to give it up that simple,hate to hear what the clowns in henrico are making.So whos next,anybody?
I became a teacher in CCPS after leaving Henrico. To make room for their technology initiative they sacrificed support positions, retirements/benefits, and resources years ago! At the elementary level: no asst. principals, resources only 3 days a week (can you imagine your child in a classroom with no break other than lunch or recess?), fewer clerical and instructional aide positions, broken copiers, paper shortages....keep in mind this was BEFORE the current economic crisis! Is this what we want in Chesterfield? We need a creative and progressive suggestions....

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