Rome City School District

Rome City School District

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tired of taxes

Blossvale, NY

#1 Mar 26, 2011
As the Rome School District Administration and the Rome School Board look for ways to balance their budget and become fiscally responsible, they need to focus on trimmming the fat from the top down. Throughtout the budget process all we have heard about is teacher layoffs, teacher union concessions and other rank and file jobs being either downsized or terminated. If that's part of what is necessary...fine. However, not once have we heard about fat cat administrators who are on the dole (many with six figure or close incomes), either voluntarily accepting a wage freeze or more appropriatley a wage cut. These administrators have deemed themselves as "valuable and indispensible". Believe it, no one is indispensible and the waste that goes on in state,federal goverment and school districts drains all taxpayers. Example: Rome Free Academy has one principal and four deputy principals. This is redundant and a waste. They should fire three of them. It is time that school boards and adminstrators are held accountable, and the practice of getting their salaries up as high as possible, then parachuting out into a fat retirement needs to end now.(i.e. Fran Murphy). And the times where our school board rubber stamps administrator raises is over also. Wake up. You could cut the adminstration in half and the district would function just fine. The remaining administrators need to be the right people though.
And if you don't current have the right people, fire them and go find the right ones.

Saranac Lake, NY

#2 Apr 15, 2011
It would be nice for this to happen,but don't hold your breath. The admins will BS their way through to get their way. The public needs to start raising hell about administration excesses! We need to get money back everywhere,not just from the unions... At least the unions have been somewhat willing to help...And what they have was negotiated,not just taken!

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