Salary Increase For New GFPS Superintendent



We challenge our readers to take 4 minutes and watch the video we’ve linked below from the Open The Books website. It’s quite revealing and a little shocking.

And we would like to remind our readers how much money our Great Falls Public Schools Superintendent and top administrators are making, as we noted in an April, 2018 piece:

“As of June 30, 2017 Montana’s Governor’s salary was $108,167 – GFPS Superintendent Tammy Lacey’s salary is $150,000. The State of Montana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction earned a salary of $104,635 – GFPS Assistant Ruth Ueker’s salary is $122,020.”

Apparently $150,000 isn’t enough, because GFPS has advertised the salary for a new superintendent as follows “$160,000 – $175,000 plus competitive benefits”.

(The application period has closed so the closing date in the notice, Nov. 30, 2019, is apparently a typo.)

Open The Books

Below you will find the District provided list from earlier this year of Administrative positions and corresponding salaries totaling $4,593,558.00, including days contracted. From the total amount the District notes that $326,319.00 is not paid from the General Fund.



Reader interactions

2 Replies to “Salary Increase For New GFPS Superintendent”

  1. Whom ever is posting the job, should have to pay for the increase in salary…..


    1. Guess who will pay for that? I’m sorry. It’s hard for me to see the GFPS superintendent or any underling making more than the governor. The level of responsibility of a school super doesn’t come close to what the governor has.


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