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Roosevelt Mitchell III: New Missouri Law Is “School to Prison Pipeline” On Steroids - The Disability Scholar

Letter To The Editor: New Superintendent - Lee's Summit Tribune - Lee's Summit News

Letter To The Editor: New Superintendent - Lee's Summit Tribune - Lee's Summit News



Just a reminder to the good people of Lee’s Summit: Your school board is in the process of naming a new Superintendent. Median income of school superintendents in the USA, as found on salary.com $150,629 per year.   Lee’s Summit Schools current interim Superintendent is being paid $225,000 for a 10 month contract.   Deputy Superintendent Operations:  $197,988 Associate Superintendent Human Resources: $178,914 Associate Superintendent Leadership:  $176,067 Associate Superintendent Business Services:  $170,831 Associate Superintendent Secondary: $168,831 Associate Superintendent Elementary:  $161,857 Associate Superintendent Special Services:  $159,857 Executive Director Technology: $150,928 Previous Superintendent: $276,266 Plus $80,500 supplemental= $356,766 8 additional employees making over $100,000 per year in Central Office.

Some say superintendent contracts are too binding | Education | Cass County Democrat Missourian

Some say superintendent contracts are too binding | Education | Cass County Democrat Missourian



Superintendents in Missouri aren’t breaking the law, but their practice of renegotiating three-year contracts on an annual basis hamstrings districts, according to multiple school board members in the area. “It adheres to the letter of the law, but not the spirit of the law,” said Ryan Wescoat, a Board of Education member in the Raymore-Peculiar School District. At the Pleasant Hill School District, at Ray-Pec, Lee’s Summit and around the state, superintendents sign three-year contracts, but they engage in renegotiation talks after just the first year, meaning many superintendents always have at least two years remaining on their contracts. “I don’t understand the point of offering a three-year contract if it’s renegotiated every year,” Wescoat said. He cited the resignation of Lee’s Summit’s former superintendent David McGehee, amid discord. According to a Lee’s Summit School District release, f…

What Lee's Summit Stole From My Daughters

I have written many times about what the school district stole from my son.  They stole his future, his mental well being, and his self esteem.  He has recovered from two of those.  The first one will follow him the rest of his life. 

I have never written what they stole from my daughters.  They stole time with their mother.  They stole their mother's attention.  They stole the faith that they had in adults.  They stole part of their youth.  The part of their youth where they believe in the goodness of human beings.  The part of their youth where they can trust adults.  The part of their youth where they can feel safe. 

I have spent ten years fighting with the school district.  Ten years of trying to get the school district to give services to children with autism.  Ten years of appearing on television, in newspapers, at DESE, at legislators offices, on the telephone with OSEP, meeting monthly with the Superintendent, Chairing the Monitoring Committee at DESE Special Education Advis…