blank'/> Liberally Lean From The Land Of Dairy Queen: Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Resigns

5.19.2011

Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Resigns


Why?:  "[I]t has been increasingly difficult to remain effectively focused on the instructional agenda for our students."

What caught my attention: "Johnson is the fourth highest paid superintendent in Texas, with a base salary of $328,950, according to data from the Texas Education Agency. Her contract also allows her to receive an annual car allowance of $7,200 and an annual performance bonus to buy retirement credits."


If not for the resignation taking effect in September instead of immediately, I'd think something was going on.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey! Melinda Reeves might want to apply. Imagine what she could do with a budget like FWISD's!

Anonymous said...

It's not about school anymore. It's about how well you do school.

Anonymous said...

Annual car allowance? really? as if over 300K a year wasn't enuff...

Anonymous said...

11:53...nailed it!

Anonymous said...

11:50--you beat me to it! lol

Anonymous said...

Those who can do, those who can't teach. nuf said

wordkyle said...

So why, when cuts in education funding are discussed, is "teacher layoffs" the first item of business? Couldn't this third-of-a-million dollars a year employee pay for her own doggone car? How many similar situations exist throughout Texas? Cutting teachers and/or their salaries shouldn't even be mentioned until we see how much administrative staff -- and their perks -- we can lose first.

Scott said...

This should have happened a long time ago! My wife teaches in the Fort Worth I.S.D. and it is ridiculous how the administration treats the teachers.

From how everyone has been talking, she might be related to Melinda Reeves. They both treated people about the same.

Anonymous said...

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay overpaid!

That right there is yer budget problem.

Anonymous said...

Funny how big gov wants to put a cap on CEO's of certain companies, but jobs like this just get raise after raise and no body questions it.

Anonymous said...

School sucks for everyone invovled...admin, teachers, students, and parents. It's a sad state of affairs.

Anonymous said...

I don't want to see this lady in a beach thong!

South Miami Beach

Anonymous said...

FW could learn alot from the fine outstanding schools in Dallas...Dallas is classy and FW is just trashy.

Anonymous said...

What people outside of education don't realize is how many supts get car allowances. It's just that they don't list it as a "car allowance". They, instead, increase the salary by that amount. Why? Because teacher retirement is based on your highest salary for a certain number of years (I think 3 right now). I'm shocked that FWISD has is broken out like that. Obviously a point she felt strongly about when they hired her---you can bet it was negotiated!

Anonymous said...

In 2009-10 Ft. Worth I.S.D. had an operating budget of $560,681,907 and employed 10670 people. The district included 144 campuses and various other properties.

Just wondering, how much does a CEO in the private sector make if he/she is over a budget that size with a similar number of employees and properties?

Anonymous said...

She could work at Walmart for all I care...who cares?

Anonymous said...

kids. Don't stay in school. don't go to school. In fact stay as far away from any school as possible.

Anonymous said...

Hey you ignorant a**, 1:24, just who do you think TAUGHT those who "can do?"

pay attention, ignoramus!

Anonymous said...

Google the superintendent of Chicago ISD. He has a much sweeter deal.

Anonymous said...

Note that the Dallas Supt. also bailed on Thursday. Why? The sad stste of financial affairs for all ISD's will result in a huge increase of retirements for many seasoned supt. They wiil do like the FW supt.; hang around, build an underfunded budget, collect a few more perks, and leave the managing an underfunded ISD to someone else. And it is going to be a train wreck in slow motion. The only upside is that there are a few smart young administrators/educators in the business who are savy enough that, given the opportunity, will provide a strong educational environment without using a baseball bat on the employees. And when the dust settles and people in the business see what they are capable of, they will be able to right their own ticket for the remainder of their careers.