The Spring-Ford School Board has approved a raise for the current superintendent to bring his salary up to $175,032.
“This is representative of the work of the superintendent, it should be reflected in his salary,” said board member Bernard Pettit before adding that Goodin’s salary remains “significantly less” than Marsha Hurda’s, the last superintendent, when she left the district. Hurda’s salary was approximately $186,000.
DiBello also said Goodin “should be commended for working with us ...in these tough economic times,” earning a lower salary than he might attract with other schools.”
Really?! They make it sound like he is making a huge sacrifice to work there for a lousy $175,000 a year. Let’s be honest as well. .. nobody else is going to pay him that, and if they do, they are just as guilty of ripping off the taxpayers. Finally, “significantly less?” Eleven thousand dollars at this salary range is almost insignificant.
The governor of Pennsylvania makes $186,000 a year. I find it absolutely disgusting that they presented this like it was a sacrifice to work for so little. This is why seniors are losing their homes. The very attitude that makes it sound like a sacrifice is deeply disturbing. Your average senior citizen has to live (over the course of a month) on what this guy makes in two days. Things are so hard for the school system, aren’t they? I really hope this wakes up the taxpayers. We are literally being robbed and the people taking the money act like they are doing us a favor.
I fully expect that the board will defend its decision with the typical ‘Well, we need somebody that can lead these students to a successful future.’ Quite frankly, it’s been a huge failure. I’ve been working in the testing area for a local college since 2008 and I can tell you that only about one in about 15 passes the entrance exams in order to start college level courses. Far too many have to take remedial courses prior to starting normal course work.
I must admit, I’m not seeing the results I would expect for that kind of salary.
Edward S. Baranski, MBA/PHR