We're in the poorhouse as a district. We have to close schools and we have to RIF teachers but guess what kids? We can help out some person (who has to have an advanced degree such as an MBA, MPP or MPA) to get a job that pays between $85,000-95,000 with full benefits) for two years. The website says:
"The Broad Residency subsidizes 50 percent of Resident salaries, and districts and CMOs pay the balance and provide benefits comparable to a full-time employee in a similar position. " "The Broad Residency expects that school districts and CMOs will hire Residents permanently in their current positions or promote them into more senior leadership posts."
And naturally, they like for the supervisor to be someone who was a Broad Resident and that would be Dr. Goodloe-Johnson. I would bet, absolutely bet, that in lieu of Dr. Goodloe-Johnson asking for a raise that she asked for and received this benefit.
From the website:
Broad Residents hold highly visible roles reporting to senior leaders like superintendents, COOs or top cabinet members. Residents are tasked with leading major projects that require superb analytical skills and the ability to manage projects and teams.
Residents earn starting salaries of $85,000 to $95,000 with full benefits and take on
- Strategic planning
- Opening new schools
- Overhauling district budgeting processes
- Improving the management of human resources
- Implementing new technology
- Overseeing complex school accountability programs
I find it totally indefensible at this point in time. The Alliance is not subsidizing the other half. Whoever this person is, he or she is not more important to this district than a teacher.
(I had written this last week but was waiting for a couple of replies from different people. I didn't hear from Don Kennedy, the Alliance said they weren't paying for half the salary and a couple of media people said, "Oh, they already have a Broad resident - Brad B - and so what? Timing is everything. This is the wrong time for this district to be putting out money like this. I still don't know what this person or the new "senior superintendent staff" person will be doing and why it was so necessary to give this to the Superintendent.)