Did we hear that the Central Office is cutting jobs? I think that's what is going to be said tonight at the Public Hearing on the budget (which might just have an interesting twist, I'll let you know but I don't want to tip off our friends in the district who read the blog).
But let's go check the employment page at SPS.
There's a "Chief Talent Officer" in Human Resources who will report directly to the Superintendent. This used to be the Executive Director of HR but now we call it Chief Talent Officer. Salary? $118k-$163k.
Then there's Executive Director of Schools which I think is a new position but, like the Executive Director of HR, may be a new name for an old job. This pays between $102-142k and the person reports to the CAO.
Update: Executive Director is the new name for Education Directors. The district seems to have filled 3 of the 5 positions according to HR so they are advertising for two of them. All will report directly to Dr. Enfield, the CAO.
Also, Gary Ikeda, long-time General Counsel for the district, appears to be leaving as his job is also listed.
I also want to point out what was previously mentioned in another thread by LA Teacher's Warehouse:
Perhaps this has been covered elsewhere, but I'd like to point out a couple things about the district's bargaining team.
First, Phil Brockman (former Ballard principal) is a member. No big deal--I just thought it was interesting.
What is a big deal is that Lizanne Lyons, the lead bargainer, has two assistants whose salaries are paid for by Alliance for Education: Eileen Norton and Kate Destler.
In effect, Alliance for Education is now a paid party to the bargaining process.
I find this very disturbing. I'm sure the district would say the Alliance won't be involved at all but this doesn't have a very good appearance.