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Letter to the editor: Jeffco admin projected to grow by 8 percent while enrollment declines

Posted 5/22/18

As teachers march for higher pay, Jeffco’s school board was busy allocating more administrators to their already top heavy administration.

In reviewing the proposed 2018/2019, administrative …

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Letter to the editor: Jeffco admin projected to grow by 8 percent while enrollment declines

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As teachers march for higher pay, Jeffco’s school board was busy allocating more administrators to their already top heavy administration.

In reviewing the proposed 2018/2019, administrative dollars are budgeted to grow 8 percent and teacher dollars by only 5 percent.

This would equate to a 28 percent increase in admin spending since the 2014/15 school year while teacher spending has only grown by 13 percent.
These increases become more interesting when you look at student enrollment in Jeffco, which is relatively flat.

Why has administrative spending grown by over 28 percent while student enrollment in district schools has decreased?

Interesting, Shaun Boyd with Channel 4 just reported that in the State of Colorado, the percent of administrators has grown 22 percent since 2010 while the number of students has only grown by 7 percent and teachers by 10 percent.

Governor Hickenlooper just signed new budget allocating an additional $600 million to education for next year. All of this while teachers are demanding more money.

Perhaps Colorado school districts, including Jeffco which is paying their superintendent $1.2 million, needs to look at seriously trimming high head counts and associated dollars in school administration before asking us for one more tax dollar.

Maureen Sielaff,
Littleton

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