Laredo Independent School District continued to "set the example", a phrase that's for the most part over-used by school districts near and far. In this case, it actually is a real example being set. LISD Superintendent informed the Laredo Morning Times recently that, all through out the district, everyone will have to do "more with less". One thing there will be less of is the number of highly-paid administrators. Nelson told the Laredo Morning Times:
“Like it or not, we’re going to have to do things differently,” LISD Superintendent A. Marcus Nelson told the district’s school board Thursday.
A portion of the plan entails eliminating around 90 of at least 250 positions that will soon be vacated by those leaving the district. Meanwhile, some occupied positions will be eliminated through attrition. That means the district reassigns an employee to a vacancy and cuts the position he or she had. For example, the assistant special education director position will be eliminated after that employee assumes the vacant director slot.
Among the positions under review are 40-plus slots, including several high-ranking ones, within the curriculum and instruction department.They include department directors for bilingual and English as a Second Language, guidance and counseling, fine arts and health services.The 40-plus positions are paid more than $2 million.
Guaa-catelas!! OK UISD, Your Turn!