Hamburg Central Schools released Steven Achramovitch as the Hamburg Schools Superintendent, and as of August 9, 2013 the taxpayers will be released of the heavy burden of overpaying a superintendent over $170,000 plus benefits. Unless of course the Board of Education signs an agreement with an interim at or near the same level of pay.
Meanwhile, approximately 2 miles as the crow flies across town in Hamburg, Frontier Superintendent James Brodziak tendered his retirement to the Frontier Board of Education on July 9, 2013.
What timing- Hamburg Central and its sister/brother/sibling school Frontier Central- will both be horse trading in search of the perfect superintendent.
Concerned Hamburger has an idea- Hamburg Schools and Frontier Schools should go halvers and share a superintendent.
Lets get real folks- the taxpayers can NOT afford these kinds of salaries of superintendents. Many towns across NYS have far more students than Hamburg. Williamsville, West Seneca, the City of Buffalo and Kenmore are just a few that spring to mind. Consolidating superintendents, but not merging the districts, is an option that must be explored.
Concerned received an email this evening reporting that the Hamburg Board of Education appointed Dr. Richard Jetter as acting superintendent of schools until a more appropriate candidate can be found. Dr. Jetter, who has never served as a superintendent and who came to Hamburg from Kenmore where he was an elementary school principal has less than 3 years experience in the central office function. Mr. Jetter was appointed to his position in Kenmore by Mr. Achramovitch when he was superintendent of Kenmore. Concerned Hamburger was told that Dr. Jetter will be earning a sizable stipend on top of his current salary of approximately $120, 000 plus benefits. According to sources, the Board of Education failed to notify the public of Dr. Jetters stipend.
It is time Hamburg and Frontier to merge the central office function of superintendent and take the hundreds of thousands of dollars being spent on these positions and put them back in the classrooms across Hamburg.
Be responsible and do the right thing board members. It is written in the stars, it is time for Hamburg and Frontier to get together.