Westerville schools chief gives up raise, more | The Columbus Dispatch

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Westerville's superintendent will give up pay increases for the 2011-12 school year as a way to cut back on district expenses.

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Joe Mama

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Poor guy, how will he make ends meet?
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Dr. Good is doing the right thing at the right time, hey he is a good man!
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Joe Mama wrote:
Poor guy, how will he make ends meet?
I agree

He did the right thing by not accepting the pay increase; and paying 5%($9,450) of his pay for insurance.

Problem is the 189K salary!!!!!!!!

Cut 89K off that.
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That is the least he could do.Now all the other big s**** should follow.
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It's a school folks. It isn't a major corporation. Teachers making an average of 56000 for 9 months work and administrators making this kind of money is whats hurting the system.
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reality speaks wrote:
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I agree
He did the right thing by not accepting the pay increase; and paying 5%($9,450) of his pay for insurance.
Problem is the 189K salary!!!!!!!!
Cut 89K off that.
He's not paying 5% of his salary for the insurance, he's paying 5% of the premium. Let's say his premium for family coverage is $1000 a month, his contribution would be $50, for a whopping total of $600 a year. Most of us in the private sector pay an average of at least 20% of the premium (many even more)if they have health coverage at all. Giving up his pay raise this year, I would give up pay raises for the rest of my career (13 years if I can afford to retire at 65)if I currently made $189,000. Doesn't he get car allowances and cell phone allowances and other perks on top of that to help him make ends meet? What a saint and savior this guy is! I know from a tiny acorn a mighty oak will grow, so this is a start, but it's really nothing more than a fart in the wind, IMHO.
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Hope he can survive on 189000 a year. It will be rough going I'm sure.
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reality speaks wrote:
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I agree
He did the right thing by not accepting the pay increase; and paying 5%($9,450) of his pay for insurance.
Problem is the 189K salary!!!!!!!!
Cut 89K off that.
Do you know anything about the cost of health insurance? About how it is calculated? About how many millions per year the CEO makes?[hint, add 00 to the Superintendent's salary.] Per your calculation, the Superintendent's health insurance costs out @$189,000/year. Most people who have insurance provided at some level by their employer, costs about $600/month/single and $1500/month family. Then comes the split between employer/employee contribution of that total. Of course, when you are laid off, you have the privilege of paying the whole nut while unemployed. Damn that Obama Care! Agin my constitutional rats forcin me to hev health care for my family at affordable cost when I ain't got no job. I knows wat the constitution sez. Iz red it. i'd ruther DIE than have forced health care.
WestervilleByeBy e

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It would cost a lot more than 189k to have some dumbazz with a degree from CSCC running the school system.
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Since Federal employees, social security recipients and disabled veterans have not had a cost of living raise in three years I question why taxpayers would be paying any cost of living raises to government union employees, teachers or administrators. Why are they more deserving than these people??
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Cool, no need for a tax levy in November!
Sad but True

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Here comes the "It's all for the kids" levy pitch. Wait for it folks. Next board meeting.
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No healthCare premiums and pay rate you can see where the education of our future children are going into the pockets of the greedy superintendents!! Just think of how many more teacher's we could have if we did away with that position. Miltary retire's pay more for there healthcare. If only I could make that much in one year I could probably retire.
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This is not something he had to do, but I believe this shows good leadership. Most of this greed-based generation wouldn't have the done the same in his position. How many criticizing on this list would turn down a 5% raise and volunteer to pay more for their coverage? Most aren't even in this school district. I applaud him for this and hope the revenues turn around with better employment and he is rewarded later for this.
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Poor guy, how can he survive on only $189,000
a year!! The Super's in charge of the public schools make way to much money!! this guy
makes $15,750.00 a month and he is giving up his
pay increase for next year..$9450.00 wow
what a sacrifice! These school officials make too
much money period, Also, how many students are in
the Westerville School District and also some
citizens are complaining that Walmart is putting a
store in your city that will create jobs and taxes?
Need to pay that huge salary for him thru taxes!
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Doesn't this guy also get a car allowance (I think it was about 1200 @ year) plus a cell phone allowance, and other perks. According to his present salary, he is pulling in $3,780 A WEEK, so I guess he could "afford" to forgo the extra money.
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Personally, I wouldn't want the job of running ANY school. I'm sure it's a difficult job which requires extensive and expensive education. I know what my daughter's school debt is for a master's degree and it's not pretty. As for you critics, give him some credit for doing the right thing. How many other administrators have made this offer? Also, the teachers SHOULD make the same offer, after all "it's all about the kids" right?
just another tax payer

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i love how you all hate on a guy because of what he makes!!! you are just jealous who are you to say what he is or isnt worth?? and you could chose the same career path as he did!!!!! atleast he gave something what have you givin up??
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How magnanimous of the overpaid public servant! Given that most of Ohio hasn't had a decent raise in a DECADE, I would expect no less.

What a turd.
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He may have to put his kids in the Free Lunch system....errr my bad. Unless he adopted, there are no kids in him and his partners house.
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Hope he can survive on 189000 a year. It will be rough going I'm sure.

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