Kenton County School Administrators Retire

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    Quote Originally Posted by Footballforever74 View Post
    Doesn't the superintendent make $200,000 a year?
    It's $180,000.

    For starters, do you have any idea how many hours an average school administrator works in any given week? It's well over 40 when you look at PTA meetings, school board meetings, conferences with parents, meetings with state boards, etc.

    Then you add in the beurocratic horse crap that they have to deal with, plus parents...yeesh. I mean, if you can imagine how much we hear people complain about individual coaches on here, can you imagine how much an administrator hears complaints about all the faculty and staff members they have? I mean, they even have bus service logistics to figure in.

    I'd say the Kenton County School Superintendent sure as hell deserves $180,000 to deal with all of that crap. That's $10,000 per school she's in charge of.
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    Barb Martin was an Excellent teacher, smart lady and would have been an outstanding Superintendent. Unfortunately Ludlow had to suffer thru the Curtis Hall years. Talk about painful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    It's $180,000.

    For starters, do you have any idea how many hours an average school administrator works in any given week? It's well over 40 when you look at PTA meetings, school board meetings, conferences with parents, meetings with state boards, etc.

    Then you add in the beurocratic horse crap that they have to deal with, plus parents...yeesh. I mean, if you can imagine how much we hear people complain about individual coaches on here, can you imagine how much an administrator hears complaints about all the faculty and staff members they have? I mean, they even have bus service logistics to figure in.

    I'd say the Kenton County School Superintendent sure as hell deserves $180,000 to deal with all of that crap. That's $10,000 per school she's in charge of.

    Help me understand why teachers don't make that much or heck, even half for putting up with all that crap they put up with. Oh wait its the administrators that have to go to PTA meetings, school board meetings and occasionally parent conferences. Sure seems like a lot of meetings..
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    Quote Originally Posted by FeelingGood View Post
    Help me understand why teachers don't make that much or heck, even half for putting up with all that crap they put up with. Oh wait its the administrators that have to go to PTA meetings, school board meetings and occasionally parent conferences. Sure seems like a lot of meetings..
    Administrators are dealing with the headaches of providing training to all employees throughout their district on things like Asbestos, Bloodborne Pathogens, Hazard Communication, and a host of other OSHA related material. Then throw in all the training they need to make sure their provided that is state specific, like in Ohio you have Ethics Laws, Restraint and Seclusion, HB 276 (4 hours worth of Child Abuse and a host of other topics). Then you can throw in other federal mandates on FERPA, McKinney Vento Act. We haven't even talked about HR related trainings like Sexual Harassment or Social Media Use. And saving what might be most important, training staff on Crisis Response Plans, Alice (Active Shooter Training) and Fire/Life Safety training.

    Now that's just training. They also have to worry about maintaining Safety Data Sheets at every location, inspections on Asbestos, and a variety of other things.

    Also gotta worry about accidents, keeping claims down.

    All this while maintaining a budgets in the millions.

    And we haven't even talked about the true purpose of school districts. Educating the children. But that is darn near impossible with all the reports that have to be submitted to the state, making sure Teachers are caught up on credentials.

    Then you can still throw in typical things like dealing with Public Relations, Discipline issues, and bureaucratic crap. All of this is probably only brushing the surface.

    I don't know how many students or employees Kenton County Schools have but $180,000 is a steal for a CEO of that many buildings, employees, and students.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    Administrators are dealing with the headaches of providing training to all employees throughout their district on things like Asbestos, Bloodborne Pathogens, Hazard Communication, and a host of other OSHA related material. Then throw in all the training they need to make sure their provided that is state specific, like in Ohio you have Ethics Laws, Restraint and Seclusion, HB 276 (4 hours worth of Child Abuse and a host of other topics). Then you can throw in other federal mandates on FERPA, McKinney Vento Act. We haven't even talked about HR related trainings like Sexual Harassment or Social Media Use. And saving what might be most important, training staff on Crisis Response Plans, Alice (Active Shooter Training) and Fire/Life Safety training.

    Now that's just training. They also have to worry about maintaining Safety Data Sheets at every location, inspections on Asbestos, and a variety of other things.

    Also gotta worry about accidents, keeping claims down.

    All this while maintaining a budgets in the millions.

    And we haven't even talked about the true purpose of school districts. Educating the children. But that is darn near impossible with all the reports that have to be submitted to the state, making sure Teachers are caught up on credentials.

    Then you can still throw in typical things like dealing with Public Relations, Discipline issues, and bureaucratic crap. All of this is probably only brushing the surface.

    I don't know how many students or employees Kenton County Schools have but $180,000 is a steal for a CEO of that many buildings, employees, and students.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FeelingGood View Post
    Help me understand why teachers don't make that much or heck, even half for putting up with all that crap they put up with. Oh wait its the administrators that have to go to PTA meetings, school board meetings and occasionally parent conferences. Sure seems like a lot of meetings..
    Like with most professions someone is not involved, people do not understand the responsibilities. Didn't touch on lawsuits people Superintendents deal with. I retired in 2005 and the last lawsuit was settled in 2014 where I still had to have counsel and involved and possibly testify in court.

    That's just one. Although most lawsuits are frivolous and get thrown out, they still are stressful. This goes with the job and the PAY. Almost every one is settled and personal suits are turned to the district. But if an employee dioes something, the Superintendent is always part of the suit.

    So in Kenton County with 15+ thousand students, 1000's of employees, the chances of something daily is high. Believe me, 180K is a bargain.

    This is just one of the things most have no idea and really have no reason to, but is there..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bengal Maniac View Post
    Like with most professions someone is not involved, people do not understand the responsibilities. Didn't touch on lawsuits people Superintendents deal with. I retired in 2005 and the last lawsuit was settled in 2014 where I still had to have counsel and involved and possibly testify in court.

    That's just one. Although most lawsuits are frivolous and get thrown out, they still are stressful. This goes with the job and the PAY. Almost every one is settled and personal suits are turned to the district. But if an employee dioes something, the Superintendent is always part of the suit.

    So in Kenton County with 15+ thousand students, 1000's of employees, the chances of something daily is high. Believe me, 180K is a bargain.

    This is just one of the things most have no idea and really have no reason to, but is there..
    She had no probelm forcing alot of teachers out the last 10 years. I know several teachers who lost their jobs and I know several people who got promotions from the good ole buddy system. Let's create this guy a job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Footballforever74 View Post
    She had no probelm forcing alot of teachers out the last 10 years. I know several teachers who lost their jobs and I know several people who got promotions from the good ole buddy system. Let's create this guy a job.
    Sounds like she might have been doing what CEO's unfortunately have to do.

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    I've been a teacher for 21 years and never once have I begrudged an administrator making more money. The entirety of their responsibilities far outweighs mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by True blue (and gold) View Post
    I've been a teacher for 21 years and never once have I begrudged an administrator making more money. The entirety of their responsibilities far outweighs mine.
    I think ya'll deserve more than what you are probably paid for the responsibility you have. You deserve more and the Admins too.

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    Not sure if related, Fort Thomas Superintendent just announced his intention to retire tonight.

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    More than likely not related and if he is going to June 30th, I'd say even more likely not related.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bengal Maniac View Post
    More than likely not related and if he is going to June 30th, I'd say even more likely not related.
    Going to June 30th and has been in education for 34 years so probably a good time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Footballforever74 View Post
    Over paid for starters.
    Overpaid? How much do they even make? @Footballforever74

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonelCrazy View Post
    Overpaid? How much do they even make? @Footballforever74
    $180,000 and alot more than me.

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