Letters to the Editor

Upset over salary for superintendent

Well into spring, our temperatures are rising. So are the tempers of taxpayers on learning that the North Kitsap School District’s new superintendent will make a $140,000 base salary, a total package of $188,000 (“New NK superintendent offered 140K per year,” page A10, April 6 Herald). These $48,000 add-ons raise her pay by 34 percent. Health care at $35,000.

She’ll work 48 five-day weeks. That’s $783 per day, or $98 per hour. Plus travel and conferences!

I intend to ask questions of our school board for agreeing to this rich deal. Only Scott Henden, elected last year, voted against it. But, the final vote better not be a done deal. otherwise temperatures will rise at the North Kitsap School District administration center.

Fred Springsteel
Poulsbo

 

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