Tom Moore, the Superintendent of Schools for GFPS, pockets a cool $160,000 a year — not including a robust benefits package.
His predecessor, Tammy Lacey, never made annually in her tenure what Moore makes now.
(Incidentally, has Moore accomplished anything close to what Lacey ever did? Does GFPS believe in equal pay? Is the School Board sexist? The District loves to parrot the talking point that it is “always cutting”. How, then, was increasing Moore’s salary from Lacey’s an example of “cutting”? But I digress …)
The fact is, Moore and his poo-bah’s on The Hill are relentlessly committed to fattening their already considerable salaries at a time in which a global pandemic has plunged so much of the community into financial uncertainty, if not total ruin, by pushing yet another school levy.
We all know of someone who has recently lost their job. How sympathetic are Moore and Co. to this grim reality? Well, they want a raise, of course. And they want you to pay for it.
And it’s not just Moore who stands to get richer. Take a look at the other salaries of GFPS administrators:
As superintendent, the buck ultimately stops with Moore. Policy — as finally enacted by the Rubber Stamp School Board — is always driven from the top.
When asked by a constituent about the timing of pursuing yet another permanent tax increase on the public despite historic unemployment, Moore wrote to her:
Thank you Jeni for your input. We have discussed the pros and cons of continuing to move forward with the Levy. We are sensitive to the current economic situation in the US and locally. The financial needs of the district to provide a high quality education for our children have not diminished with the recent events related to COVID-19. If anything, the needs of our children and teachers will be even greater when school resumes. Your concerns have been noted.
Thomas G. Moore Superintendent
What Moore and the School District are doing is decidely insensitive.
It is wrong.
And it is greed of the highest order.