kitchen table math, the sequel: up, up, and away

Thursday, April 9, 2009

up, up, and away

I've been attending budget forums.

Last week I learned that Irvington, with approximately 1900 students (& falling), used to have 5 administrators in total. That was it, the sum total. Five. This was a little over 10 years ago.

Today we have 14 administrators plus another 3 tenured teachers, who, technically speaking, are not administrators but perform the functions of administrators:
  • 2 "Teaching-Learning Facilitators" (aka instructional coaches)
  • 1 Chief Information Officer/Technology Coordinator.

Number one: who has a tenured Information Officer?

Number two: does the title "Chief Information Officer" suggest to you that are missing an Assistant Information Officer or two?

Number three: in a district where parents are FOILing information right and left,* what exactly is the Chief Information officer actually doing?

Bonus Points: I would trade a Chief Information Officer for a search engine on edline.

* 3 FOIL requests this school year that I know of

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