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The principal, who I like, is standing up for the union principles of everyone gets paid the same salary boost as long as the teacher has tenure. Thus, the poster below is correct, Ms. Schneider, stood up for teachers. But she did not stand up for taxpayers or for children who are saddled with teachers who are not effective. To rate any group of employees as 71% "highly effective" just does not happen if you study statistics and the Gaussian principle. I think Ms. Schneider announced her retirement and then decided to figuratively "flip the bird" to the Board of Education on the way out by the way she rated her teachers. 6 months ago
What an awesome experience it was to see the TR team win the state championship. The parents of these kids must be so incredibly proud of their sons and, undoubtedly, reflected on the many, many years of practices and games that led to this crowning achievement.6 months ago
Look at all of the candidates in favor of Boulderite Rollie Heath's Prop 103 to increase our sales and our income taxes to fund the always hungry eductation industry. If a candidate is for 103, they get my automatic "NO" vote.Oct 17, 2011
I might be more amenable to this cry of the hearts for more desperately needed money if Douglas County had NOT chosen to pay Superintendent Elizabeth Celania-Fagen the most money that has EVER been paid for a school superintendent in Colorado's history!
See http://www.denverpost.com/news/frontpage/ci_15347077 ("New Douglas County school superintendent's salary raises the bar during tough times")
"Douglas County's new superintendent will be Colorado's highest-paid public-school executive — and entering a district that has cut 168 teaching positions, has frozen wages and will charge for bus service.
Elizabeth Celania-Fagen, from Tucson Unified School District, starts July 1, earning a compensation of $280,350, including retirement benefits.
The compensation eclipses the previous high held by Cherry Creek's Mary Chesley, whose total annual compensation of $263,100 includes retirement benefits and a $9,000 car allowance.
Aurora's John Barry earns $261,292 a year, including retirement benefits.
"The salary is in line with the demands of this position," said Douglas County spokeswoman Susan Meek.
Oct 17, 2011