Letter: South Whidbey school administration raises seem questionable

Editor,

The South Whidbey Record reported on March 2 the salary increases approved for South Whidbey School District administrators.

The chairwoman and board members stated that the board looks at comparable sized-school districts in determining administrative salaries.

The Record reporter did look at those districts and each one pays its superintendent considerably less than South Whidbey schools.

Oak Harbor, Mount Vernon and Anacortes have more students and teachers than South Whidbey and yet their superintendent salaries are less.

Coupeville is about the same size district as South Whidbey and their superintendent makes $30,000 less than South Whidbey.

The chairwoman also commented that they want everyone to be valued.

What are we valuing given the school district’s abysmal standardized test scores?

With all due respect to Dr. Moccia, I question that this increase values the taxpayers who are funding it.

Bill Carruthers

Clinton

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