12.16.2005

Tidbits From The Morning News

School superintendent salaries: Dallas ISD: $300,000 (with 160,000 students) Highland Park ISD: $225,000 (with 6,100 students)

8 comments:

Craig said...

And what are the teachers salaries in these school districts? Why in the hell are super's making that kind of coin? Who do they teach? Who are they responsible for? What is their most difficult task? Dealing with kids, and being responsible for their education DIRECTLY should be top pay. The triangle should definently be inverted....Dont get me started on this soap box. That just makes me bitter to see the salary regardless of the student population.

Anonymous said...

Top executives in most businesses are excessively paid. It's a self-sustaining trend - gotta pay these guys more or they'll go down the road. I say, let them go! The tasks required of these people can be very adequately accomplished by others for substantially less. Just say, NO to these salaries.

Anonymous said...

Well I agree. But if you live in Highland Park and are teaching you start out at $45K a year, so that still isn't too bad. My friend has been there 3 years and is making $60K; while other teachers with the same amount of time in Decatur make around $38K.

scrogdog said...

A third year teacher in Decatur makes just over $32K unless they have a masters degree which will add $800 to their salary.

Anonymous said...

A third year teacher in Decatur makes just over $32K unless they have a masters degree which bumps them up to $32,900.

gofish said...

Have you seen the dress code for the top man in HP? Armani suits and all...how can they not pay that much? It's tough maintaining an image.

LoveLit said...

Most superintendents have Ph.D.'s, which is a big reason why they receive so much pay. A lot of them have been working in the world of education for a while as well. So, experience, education and good business sense add up to a big salary. In addition, no teacher enters into their field expecting a magnificent paycheck. They should be paid more, however, teaching despite the salary proves one's desire to do so.

Anonymous said...

Many have PhD's but don't earn this kind of money. Many superintendents are over-paid like many other executives. They will continue these salaries until taxpayers say - enough! We can get adequate leadership at more reasonable pay.