Delaware State Rep. Kowalko proves Christina is a bare-bones re: Admin $$

There have been some very dishonest and disingenuous tactics used by certain groups outside the Christina community to disenfranchise and misinform you, the voting public, and sway you to oppose the welfare of the children in Christina. A pattern has emerged of persistently and falsely stating that the district is swollen with an unnecessarily large bureaucracy. The documented truth is that in recent years Christina has trimmed its administration staff by a huge number and has markedly fewer administrators than districts with smaller student populations and special needs obligations.
As of March 4, 2016 the District had 2,615 Employees, and a total of 84 administrators, the majority of whom are professional leaders of schools and programs. Here is the current list of administrators. “Special Schools” include the statewide programs at Delaware School for the Deaf, Delaware Autism Program, and REACH program for students with severe special needs. “Supervisors” oversee operational areas such as transportation, child nutrition services, financial services, and other services that are tied to students.
As a District, Christina has less Administrators this year than last year. Specifically, they have reduced the Central Office by 6 Administrators, and have 2 Senior Administrative positions authorized and unfilled. Currently they have 65 Administrators paid with a combination of State and Local Unrestricted Funds (Operating Tax). This breaks down as:
Superintendent 1
Assistant Superintendent 1
Director 3
Principal 23
Assistant Principal 24
Supervisor 7
Manager 6
Grand total 65
They also have additional Administrators funded with a combination of Federal Funds, Restricted Local Funds, or 100% State programs. These programs include the Delaware School for the Deaf, the Delaware Autism Program; REACH/ILC Programs; Adult Education; and Parent Early Education Program. This breaks down as:
Special Program Director 2
Special Program Principal 4
Special Program Asst. Principal 8
Special Program Supervisor 5
Grand total 19
You can see from the above (both tables) that the vast number of Administrators (70%) are directly tied to Schools.
These numbers reflect a very efficient and bare bones administrative staff that is absolutely necessary to ensure a quality education for all of our children.
Rep. John Kowalko

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3 responses to “Delaware State Rep. Kowalko proves Christina is a bare-bones re: Admin $$

  1. Publius e decere

    Kowalko,

    Brevity might be a better friend. Complex numbers serve you poorly.

    Publius

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  2. lastDEconservative

    “Christina has trimmed its administration staff by a huge (as an absolute or relatively?) number and has markedly fewer administrators than districts with smaller student populations and special needs obligations.”

    Which, except in the world of the elected and appointed and on the dole, doesn’t mean they are where they should be (as in ‘would be’ in the real world). Cue the violins. And pay no attention to the indirectly stated fact that the other dozen and a half districts are bloated with payroll and free dental for life benefits by contrast. Just sit there and listen to the lecture from Oz.

    “These numbers reflect a very efficient and bare bones administrative staff that is absolutely necessary to ensure a quality education for all of our children.”

    And that quality (cough) education will materialize … when? Oh yeah, and throw in a date for security, adult-like management, that sort of thing.

    ” … the vast number of Administrators (70%) are directly tied to S[sic]chools.”

    Oh, really. Imagine that. Tied to schools. As opposed to … ?

    PS: As to the Parent Early Education Program, I’ll make a motion that any taxpayer who doesn’t favor teaching parents how to support and further the indoctrination agenda of the capital S State for their very young offspring get a refund after tax taking day.

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  3. lastDEconservative

    “Delaware State Rep. Kowalko proves Christina is a bare-bones re: Admin $$”

    Proves? C’mon, Kilroy. Bluster and noise do not a case make.

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