I would like to take this post to address the table of administrative salaries I posted earlier today. Can someone please explain why Maryellen Monafo's salary increased $16,535 in 2009-10 and $10,420 in 2010-11? If the papers are correct, the District didn't have enough money to pay their teachers, yet found the money to give Mrs. Monafo a 10 thousand dollar raise?
Why did the District feel the need to increase the number of administrators in 2008-2009? After ballooning the administration, the District then felt the need to give these new positions raises the following year. I'm sure anyone would love a raise of $12,343 like Mr. Kerr or perhaps a $19,788 raise like Mr. Davis. Let us not forget that Mrs. Monafo also got a $16,535 raise that year and Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Amo got raises of $4,779 and $9,648 respectively. Are these raises the reason the District needed 3.1 million in Lottery advances? Oh wait, I forgot the District was in a financial crisis. How could the Board of Education approve these raises, lay teachers off, take money from the state and claim we were in a financial crisis? So, who's the hamburgurlar? Ronald is hot on his trail, but the hamburgular is still eluding our net.
Before, I end I would like to applaud one Dr. Peter Roswell. Leading up to a financial crisis and his retirement, he managed to increase his last three years salary by a total of $36,176. If only we could all just increase our salaries in our final three years of service but then again Ed Osborne and Eileen Rucker were the Board presidents.
Therefore, I give the Hamburgurlar Award to.....