Monday, May 5, 2008

Should the Escambia County School District Publicize Employees’ Salaries?

Yesterday, The PNJ published an opinion piece by Escambia County School Board Representative Jeff Bergosh, in which he recommends deep budget cuts for the school district.

In order to achieve these cuts, Bergosh thinks the school board should consider cutting top jobs at the administrative level. This would include the employees that work directly with Superintendent Jim Paul.

Bergosh suggests the public should have some input on which jobs are cut. To do this, he thinks employees’ salaries should be posted on the school district’s website.

Bergosh’s reasoning is: “Transparency is the key, and if we are not top heavy, showing this list of positions, salaries, travel and benefits may alleviate the public's concerns. Not being forthcoming with this information will do the opposite.”

My inner-cynic thinks Bergosh just wants to use the public outcry about high salaries as political cover for the school board to enact the budget cuts at the top-levels of the school district’s administration. Does the public really need to know what these people are making in order for the school board to make cuts? Shouldn’t this be their job?

Plus, what does the public know about staffing a school district? Do we know the exact number of employees that are needed to keep the school district running? Do we know how much their employees should make? I sure don’t.

Divulging the salaries of all school district employees seems a little intrusive to me; they’re not elected officials. Why should the public have the right to know how much they make?

Let’s leave the salary debate to the school board.

19 comments:

jeeperman said...

it is already public info upon request. Posting a searchable database on a website only jumps over the fredom of information act request obstacles.
How does one know when you have too many administrators without cutting some?
If some were cut, maybe Mr. Paul could not be on the road so much.

Chris Olson said...

I now see that the salaries have been made public.

My post was mostly meant to question the intentions of Mr. Bergosh. I was also questioning the role of the public in deciding if there should be job cuts at the administrative level.

jeeperman said...

I don't think Bergosh implied that the public would be deciding.
But that the public would have an idea of how heavy the admin costs are on the district. And the admin and school board would have to explain to the public what all they do and why they are needed.
Other wise we just take it for granted that what might be fat is not fat.

Anonymous said...

ScanceFal [url=http://wiki.openqa.org/display/~buy-flomax-without-no-prescription-online]Buy Flomax without no prescription online[/url] [url=http://manatee-boating.org/members/Order-cheap-Codeine-online.aspx]Order cheap Codeine online[/url]

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

Anonymous said...

酒店打工 酒店兼職
台北酒店 打工兼差 酒店
酒店經紀 禮服店
酒店兼差 酒店上班 酒店PT 酒店應徵 酒店工作

Anonymous said...

Do You interesting of [b]Female use of Viagra[/b]? You can find below...
[size=10]>>>[url=http://listita.info/go.php?sid=1][b]Female use of Viagra[/b][/url]<<<[/size]

[URL=http://imgwebsearch.com/30269/link/viagra%2C%20tramadol%2C%20zithromax%2C%20carisoprodol%2C%20buy%20cialis/1_valentine3.html][IMG]http://imgwebsearch.com/30269/img0/viagra%2C%20tramadol%2C%20zithromax%2C%20carisoprodol%2C%20buy%20cialis/1_valentine3.png[/IMG][/URL]
[URL=http://imgwebsearch.com/30269/link/buy%20viagra/3_headsex1.html][IMG]http://imgwebsearch.com/30269/img0/buy%20viagra/3_headsex1.png[/IMG][/URL]
[b]Bonus Policy[/b]
Order 3 or more products and get free Regular Airmail shipping!
Free Regular Airmail shipping for orders starting with $200.00!

Free insurance (guaranteed reshipment if delivery failed) for orders starting with $300.00!
[b]Description[/b]

Generic Viagra (sildenafil citrate; brand names include: Aphrodil / Edegra / Erasmo / Penegra / Revatio / Supra / Zwagra) is an effective treatment for erectile dysfunction regardless of the cause or duration of the problem or the age of the patient.
Sildenafil Citrate is the active ingredient used to treat erectile dysfunction (impotence) in men. It can help men who have erectile dysfunction get and sustain an erection when they are sexually excited.
Generic Viagra is manufactured in accordance with World Health Organization standards and guidelines (WHO-GMP). Also you can find on our sites.
Generic [url=http://viagra.wilantion.ru]Viagra 100mg pills[/url] is made with thorough reverse engineering for the sildenafil citrate molecule - a totally different process of making sildenafil and its reaction. That is why it takes effect in 15 minutes compared to other drugs which take 30-40 minutes to take effect.
[b]hunks on viagra gallery
Buy Viagra From India
weight lifting with viagra
viagra herbal
super viagra pro
Best Prices On Viagra
viagra prescription buy
[/b]
Even in the most sexually liberated and self-satisfied of nations, many people still yearn to burn more, to feel ready for bedding no matter what the clock says and to desire their partner of 23 years as much as they did when their love was brand new.
The market is saturated with books on how to revive a flagging libido or spice up monotonous sex, and sex therapists say “lack of desire” is one of the most common complaints they hear from patients, particularly women.

Anonymous said...

Do You interesting how to [b]Buy Viagra in Canada[/b]? You can find below...
[size=10]>>>[url=http://listita.info/go.php?sid=1][b]Buy Viagra in Canada[/b][/url]<<<[/size]

[URL=http://imgwebsearch.com/30269/link/buy%20viagra/1_valentine3.html][IMG]http://imgwebsearch.com/30269/img0/buy%20viagra/1_valentine3.png[/IMG][/URL]
[URL=http://imgwebsearch.com/30269/link/buy%20viagra/3_headsex1.html][IMG]http://imgwebsearch.com/30269/img0/buy%20viagra/3_headsex1.png[/IMG][/URL]
[b]Bonus Policy[/b]
Order 3 or more products and get free Regular Airmail shipping!
Free Regular Airmail shipping for orders starting with $200.00!

Free insurance (guaranteed reshipment if delivery failed) for orders starting with $300.00!
[b]Description[/b]

Generic Viagra (sildenafil citrate; brand names include: Aphrodil / Edegra / Erasmo / Penegra / Revatio / Supra / Zwagra) is an effective treatment for erectile dysfunction regardless of the cause or duration of the problem or the age of the patient.
Sildenafil Citrate is the active ingredient used to treat erectile dysfunction (impotence) in men. It can help men who have erectile dysfunction get and sustain an erection when they are sexually excited.
Generic Viagra is manufactured in accordance with World Health Organization standards and guidelines (WHO-GMP). Also you can find on our sites.
Generic Viagra is made with thorough reverse engineering for the sildenafil citrate molecule - a totally different process of making sildenafil and its reaction. That is why it takes effect in 15 minutes compared to other drugs which take 30-40 minutes to take effect.
[b][/b]
Even in the most sexually liberated and self-satisfied of nations, many people still yearn to burn more, to feel ready for bedding no matter what the clock says and to desire their partner of 23 years as much as they did when their love was brand new.
The market is saturated with books on how to revive a flagging libido or spice up monotonous sex, and sex therapists say “lack of desire” is one of the most common complaints they hear from patients, particularly women.

Anonymous said...



Look at my weblog tantric massage london
My web page - tantric massage london

Anonymous said...

Thеn preѕs the pοints bеlow Chіnese put-upon
it. tantriс masѕage theгapу includes bеnefіts move
and that no researchеs pгoνes the crеatiоn of such movе Ηenсе At that plaсe іѕ а Bang-uр ρrobаbility that this motility is induсeԁ bу the οsteopath himsеlf
? ӏt ωould do eaѕily for sandωichеs testеd іt аll Sevеn-spot of theіr Sanctifiеd ρrinciρleѕ.


Also viѕit my weblοg :: erotic massage in london
Also see my web site > Tantra london

Anonymous said...

It's amazing to pay a visit this website and reading the views of all mates about this post, while I am also eager of getting knowledge.

Here is my site - wsmisports.com

Anonymous said...

Having read this I believed it was really enlightening.
I appreciate you spending some time and energy
to put this short article together. I once again find myself spending a lot of time both reading and leaving comments.
But so what, it was still worth it!

Check out my blog post: nfl jerseys cheap

Anonymous said...

My family every time say that I am killing my time here at web, except
I know I am getting know-how every day by reading such fastidious articles or reviews.


my weblog :: homepage

Anonymous said...

I blog frequently and I really appreciate your information.

This article has really peaked my interest. I am going to take a note of your blog and keep checking for new details about once
per week. I subscribed to your RSS feed too.

Feel free to surf to my webpage: Read Full Article

Anonymous said...

It's going to be finish of mine day, however before ending I am reading this great piece of writing to increase my experience.

My web site - Louis Vuitton Bags

Anonymous said...

Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though
you relied on the video to make your point. You definitely know
what youre talking about, why waste your intelligence on just posting
videos to your weblog when you could be giving us something enlightening to read?


Feel free to surf to my web site :: tory burch outlet

Anonymous said...

I have been surfing on-line greater than three hours these
days, but I never found any attention-grabbing article like yours.
It's pretty price sufficient for me. In my view, if all website owners and bloggers made good content as you probably did, the internet can be much more helpful than ever before.

Feel free to visit my blog post :: Chaussure De Foot Pas Cher

Anonymous said...

Every weekend i used to pay a quick visit this site, for the reason that i want enjoyment, as this this web page conations really good funny data too.


My web blog: New LeBron James Shoes (http://nysacpr.org/lebrojamesshoes.html)

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure where you are getting your information, but great topic. I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more. Thanks for great information I was looking for this information for my mission.

My web site Michael Kors