“Why is it that the further away you get from kids, the more money you make?”
Spencer Campbell spends much of his days walking the halls of Elk Ridge Middle School, checking breezeways for kids playing hooky, redirecting foot traffic between classes and checking on substitute teachers.
Campbell is one of two assistant principals at Elk Ridge, a school just south of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Before coming to education, Campbell owned a small business. He says he felt drawn to schools, though, so he got a master’s degree and spent five years in the classroom as a teacher.
“The effect that a classroom teacher has on a student is second only to a parent,” Campbell says . “
Campbell reports that it was very hard to support his family making $43,000 as a teacher, so he became an administrator and doubled his salary.
Campbell says. “And as an administrator, I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to have that same effect and that’s kind of heartbreaking.”
Are we losing great teachers to administrative positions? Probably. Should we cut administrator’s salaries in order to raise teacher’s salaries and keep them in the classrooms? Probably.
Below you will find the District provided list 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.
Using a multiplier of approximately 1.5, that brings the effective cost of administrative salaries to over $6,000,000!
“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.”
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.
Should we be asking – “Brother can you Spare ANOTHER Dime?”
You can view, download and share a PDF copy of this entire GFPS administrative salaries list here. Why not print off copies to hand out and email to all of your friends, family, and neighbors?