Did the Lex Sup get a $20,000 raise?

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Since: Aug 12

Lexington, MO

#1 Aug 20, 2012
Just asking cuz i don't know.
Sup

Jefferson City, MO

#2 Aug 20, 2012
Yes he really got a $20,000 raise. I would like to know where the money came from since our school district has no money.

Since: Aug 12

Lexington, MO

#3 Aug 20, 2012
Sup wrote:
Yes he really got a $20,000 raise. I would like to know where the money came from since our school district has no money.
I guess it came from that increase in property taxes that was just approved. i guess things weren't as dire as we were led to believe.
Sup

Jefferson City, MO

#4 Aug 20, 2012
Once again the school board and it's employees makes things seem worse then they really are. I wonder if it bothers them that all of this is bad for the children of Lexington.
justbitchin

Jefferson City, MO

#6 Aug 20, 2012
Sup wrote:
Once again the school board and it's employees makes things seem worse then they really are. I wonder if it bothers them that all of this is bad for the children of Lexington.
I saw on another thread another individual was outraged about this raise and the children having their weeks cut to 4 days a week. Although 20,000 is a hugely substantial raise (we should all be lucky enough to get a cost of living raise each year). This 20,000 of course is nowhere in the realm of what would have been needed to keep the kids in school 5 days a week, however I will argue it definately could have bought many new learning materials, provided learning activities or trips as well as even the yearly salary of a paraprofessional to assist the children with disabilities. I have two children in the district and I am not made at the man for getting a raise.....however I think that is a very substantial and unnessary amount with how we were preached to about how broke the district really was.
raise

Jefferson City, MO

#7 Aug 20, 2012
Unkel Daddy wrote:
<quoted text>what ????
All of the teachers, school board members, and other employees (Brad)told everybody how we needed the money so vote for the bond. If the schools need the money then Brad shouldn't of gotten a raise. He should donate it back to the schools to help cover some of the needed supplies or para-professionals pay.

Since: Aug 12

Lexington, MO

#8 Aug 20, 2012
Surely $20,000 is not right. The school board wouldn't have approved that much on the heals of the bond issue, layoffs and cutting the school week. It's probably $2,000, someone just added a zero incorrectly.
correct

Jefferson City, MO

#9 Aug 20, 2012
greendogg wrote:
Surely $20,000 is not right. The school board wouldn't have approved that much on the heals of the bond issue, layoffs and cutting the school week. It's probably $2,000, someone just added a zero incorrectly.
That amount is correct the school board gave him a $20,000 raise.

Since: Aug 12

Lexington, MO

#10 Aug 20, 2012
correct wrote:
<quoted text>
That amount is correct the school board gave him a $20,000 raise.
Not sure how they justify that with all the budget woes. Any one know what the starting salary for a teacher is? This has got to be a moral killer.
correct

Jefferson City, MO

#12 Aug 20, 2012
inturnet genius wrote:
<quoted text>Why don't you old women find you a nice all you can eat buffet and talk about you rashes. You old cows, mooooooooooooooheehee
wattup, yo.
Only if your nasty ole' fat ass will join us. Then we can talk about you getting a job.

Since: Aug 12

Lexington, MO

#13 Aug 20, 2012
inturnet genius wrote:
<quoted text>Why don't you old women find you a nice all you can eat buffet and talk about you rashes. You old cows, mooooooooooooooheehee
wattup, yo.
you should really be quiet and let the grown ups talk.
LLL

Oak Grove, MO

#15 Aug 20, 2012
From what Ive heard he DID get a $20,000 raise BUT he gave up some of his benefits,,health insurance and some other things that equalled the $20,000 increase inpay so the school district isnt out any money. Im the he would be more than willing to explain it anyone cares enough to call and ask him. No doubt this is another Jobe attempting to deflict attention from them to others.
deflict

Jefferson City, MO

#16 Aug 20, 2012
LLL wrote:
From what Ive heard he DID get a $20,000 raise BUT he gave up some of his benefits,,health insurance and some other things that equalled the $20,000 increase inpay so the school district isnt out any money. Im the he would be more than willing to explain it anyone cares enough to call and ask him. No doubt this is another Jobe attempting to deflict attention from them to others.
Yes Shawna Jobe did some horrific things and I am sure that her family would love for people to quit talking about them, but this theard was not started to deflict things away from the Jobe name. People are just tired of paying taxes and seeing nothing good coming from it. He didn't need to pay his own health insurance. I am sure they school paying it did not add up to $20,000. Brad has never been one to go without. He wasn't thinking about anyone but himself.
LLL

Oak Grove, MO

#17 Aug 20, 2012
deflict wrote:
<quoted text> Yes Shawna Jobe did some horrific things and I am sure that her family would love for people to quit talking about them, but this theard was not started to deflict things away from the Jobe name. People are just tired of paying taxes and seeing nothing good coming from it. He didn't need to pay his own health insurance. I am sure they school paying it did not add up to $20,000. Brad has never been one to go without. He wasn't thinking about anyone but himself.
I dont know where your getting your health insurance but I personally pay $1,000 a month for my family with high co-pays. So $20,000 a year isnt to far off for a family plan but like I said their were other benefits that he gave up. Im sure Mr McLaughlin would be glad to explain it to you, you should send him an email and ask instead of posting on a rumor thread. As far as paying more taxes from what I heard this adjustment in his pay didnt affect tax dollars. Does it matter if our tax $ are being sent to an insurance company or put towards his paycheck. I dont know him personally so I cant comment about the "never been one to go without" comment I really dont care if hes done without or not as long as hes doing his job (I havent heard any complaints about his job performance) and serving our school district.
Taxpayer

Holden, MO

#19 Aug 20, 2012
http://php.news-leader.com/DBTools/Search.php...

According to this, Mac came in making over $20000 less than previous super. Since taking over, he's earned a master's and is working on a doctorate. Why shouldn't he be compensated for furthering his education? Most other fields compensate employees for doing so. Plus, schools operate on a number of budgets. Budget for staff salaries; budget for supplies; budget for maintenance/repairs; etc. Funding for these budgets comes from a variety of sources and you cannot switch money back and forth between these budgets (i.e. you can't use supplies budget to pay staff salaries). The tax increase isn't going to the salary budget. His raise isn't taking any money for the supplies or maintenance budgets. As stated above, Brad will share this info with anyone that asks. Rather than make stupid assumptions on the internet and stir the pot, go to the source and get the information first hand.
money

Jefferson City, MO

#20 Aug 20, 2012
LLL or Taxpayer since you are both so concerned with everyone knowing the truth about his pay why don't one of you email him. When you get your reply you can share it with us here. This site where assumptions and talk are done.
Sup2

Saint Louis, MO

#21 Aug 20, 2012
Taxpayer wrote:
http://php.news-leader.com/DBT ools/Search.php?Page=1&Pag eID=495&Year=&District Name=LEXINGTON+R-V&FirstNa me=&LastName=&SortBy=Y ear+ASC
According to this, Mac came in making over $20000 less than previous super. Since taking over, he's earned a master's and is working on a doctorate. Why shouldn't he be compensated for furthering his education? Most other fields compensate employees for doing so. Plus, schools operate on a number of budgets. Budget for staff salaries; budget for supplies; budget for maintenance/repairs; etc. Funding for these budgets comes from a variety of sources and you cannot switch money back and forth between these budgets (i.e. you can't use supplies budget to pay staff salaries). The tax increase isn't going to the salary budget. His raise isn't taking any money for the supplies or maintenance budgets. As stated above, Brad will share this info with anyone that asks. Rather than make stupid assumptions on the internet and stir the pot, go to the source and get the information first hand.
You do know that that's the way hiring works, right? Starting salaries are generally lower than the previous employees ending salary. You seem to say that like it's unfair... Plus Brad's a baby in the world of Superintendency. Makes sense to me.
not too much

Lexington, MO

#22 Aug 20, 2012
In 2010 he only made 82,000 that does not seem like a huge salary to me for being a superintendent of a school. The people that work at ford and lake city make that and all they need is a high school diploma.so noe he makes 102,000 ok seems fair.
Supporter

Warrensburg, MO

#23 Aug 20, 2012
First of all, Mac has done some amazing things for the district financially. When he took over, he had to clean up years of deficit spending, as well as huge shortfalls in money from the state. Despite cutting hundreds of thousands of dollars from the budget every year, the state turns around and cuts even more revenue, forcing him to make even more cuts. He has been the epitome of a fiscal conservative since taking over.

With that said, everyone is free to have their own opinion about his raise. Personally, I believe this man earns every penny of it. Not only does he have to handle the oversight of literally millions of dollars, but he also has a hand in so many functions of the school district. Superintendents in smaller districts have a heavy burden to shoulder. On top of this, he has also since completed an educational specialist and soon a doctoral degree, furthering his education and improving his skill set as a superintendent.

Oh, this was mentioned earlier, but the money that school districts receive has to be allocated certain ways. For instance, the no-tax increase bond issue from 2009 gave the district $4 million to spend. However, this money had to be used for construction or renovation projects. MacLaughlin was smart to allocate this money towards repairs and renovations throughout the district, rather than "flashy" items. Another example of his fiscal discipline.

Just my two cents.
lexingtonsuper

Lexington, MO

#24 Aug 20, 2012
I think the thing that hits me is why did he receive the increase after the levy was passed that is what makes things look.suspicious. his starting salary was 80,000 and he now makes 102,000. The latest raise was only 16,000 from year 2011-2012. Yes, he has furthered his education AMD should be compensated however their are are teachers who have done the same and haven't gotten any compensation.for their education. There was a teacher that recently left that left only making 34,000 after being there for 14 years. And the super makes 102,000.??? Hmm. Teachers put in well.over their hours they are paid for, usually close to 60-70+ a week AMD are probably only paid for like 45. As far as him "giving up" his benefits, the district has paid insurance at least half paid now I believe for its employees... Not the entire family. That is his responsibility to payfhis family.insurance out of his previous 86,000 prior to the 16,000 raise. Teachers have to do that on 40,000 or less.

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