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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 blow

Columbus, OH

#108 Jun 30, 2011
dont forget he will get merit raises
Desire To Inspire

Columbus, OH

#109 Jul 4, 2011
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Need a little perspective? How many CEOs of a $130 million company do you know that make only $189K? Not many. And that number is just about what the budget is for WCS.
He offers to give back 10% of his pay and you say he should do more. He did not need to make the offer to begin with. If your company was facing same issue would you offer 10% of your salary back? Doubt it. And then if you did, how would you feel if the majority said you needed to do more? The benefits you mention are minor compared to the private sector, but I do agree are excessive especially if you look at the car allowance which would equate to approx 1400 miles per month driven for business on the car alone if your $700 amount is accurate.
Now all that being said. I do feel that school districts need to look at further admin staffing cuts, utilizing supers and treasurers among several districts as there is not really a need for each district to have their own, and more economical negotiations with unions. There are plenty of resources available to accomplish this.
Direct your anger at the board who has negotiated/offered the contracts. They are the one constant in this discussion who have failed to represent those who have elected them. This board has constantly shown that they have their own agenda and have passed on numerous opportunities to work with their electorate to deliver what they want. While the watch dog groups have been somewhat confrontational (unfortunate as the board could have used them to deliver their message), the unions have been down right lying to the public too, and the board is aloof.
I think you will see a major board change at the next election. The ground swell is just beginning and folks are finally recognizing the players that need to move on.
Yeah, yeah, yeah - he's a CEO. This is EXACTLY what you people fail to understand. Salaries are industry-specific. But you want to paid according to your education level compared to other Masters holders in say, engineering. You just don't want to be held to the same standards.

Let's say a guy engineers a bridge, but 50% of the cars fall through it into the water. Are you gonna keep him on the payroll? But your CEO lets how many kids fall into the water with drop out and remediation rates? But yet he's the CEO of a major corp.

Are you actually telling us that he DESERVES a % of all revenue?
expert witness

United States

#110 Jul 4, 2011
Good for Good wrote:
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.
do you know for CERTAIN there is no financial-incentive clause in his contract for passing a levy? Serious responses only, please.
Upnorth

Radom, Poland

#111 Jul 4, 2011
Too little too late
Westerville Parent

Zanesville, OH

#112 Jul 5, 2011
Desire To Inspire wrote:
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Yeah, yeah, yeah - he's a CEO. This is EXACTLY what you people fail to understand. Salaries are industry-specific. But you want to paid according to your education level compared to other Masters holders in say, engineering. You just don't want to be held to the same standards.
Let's say a guy engineers a bridge, but 50% of the cars fall through it into the water. Are you gonna keep him on the payroll? But your CEO lets how many kids fall into the water with drop out and remediation rates? But yet he's the CEO of a major corp.
Are you actually telling us that he DESERVES a % of all revenue?
You people? You must have me confused with a teacher or union member, of which I am neither. The economy has hit my family hard and I am now making significantly less than I was a year ago. So these standards and education level you speak of mean what? Sounds like you are rather bitter and the name under which you write is more of a goal than a standard for you?

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