We are a year in to this new administration for the Kansas City Kansas School District so how about we check some numbers as a way to see how we are doing.
These will be limited comparisons done with point in time data but maybe a discussion will flow from them that will help us understand how things are progressing. This is our school district and we all yearn for it to be successful.
The numbers being compared in this post come from Human Resource Reports made to the Board in May of 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. These reports are easily found on Board Docs on the KCKPS website under the Board of Education. They took different forms in different years but an honest attempt has been made to compare like data over the four years.
In 2016 41 Certified Voluntary separations occurred, of which 31 appear to be teachers. There were 11 voluntary separations of Classified personnel and n involuntary departure. Th report shows 50 hires of teachers and bus drivers, etc.
In 2017 39 teachers left along with 12 voluntary classified departures and one involuntary. There were 32 hires including one Principal at $87,000.
In 2018 54 certified employees left including one Superintendent. 28 Classified employees left voluntarily and 2 involuntarily. There were 34 hires (15 substitute teachers @ $150/day).
In 2019 31 certified employees have left along with classified employees. There were
60 hires (30 summer interns); a Deputy Superintendent of Schools at $148,000, an Executive Director of Schools at $120,000, a Principal at $100,000, an Executive Director of Business Operations at $120,000 and an Executive Director of Federal Programs at $10,000.
it is obvious that in 2019 it became necessary to replace the upper management staff who had chosen to leave the system and it is always up t the Superintendent to design and staff the management team of their choice. This post is merely undertaken to see if any insights can be gleaned from this numbers or executive staffing choices.
This Blog is being generated by a group of citizens invited by USD 500 to participate as a Citizen's Advisory Committee during the Bond Issue campaign. This group continues to be involved in supporting USD 500 and watching the results from the successful Bond election. This Blog is best read from the bottom/oldest post to the to/newest post.