The board OK’d Plunkett’s request to eliminate some positions and shift duties to create more efficiency and fiscal responsibility.
Some job titles will be changed, but no one will be out of work because the positions to be eliminated are already vacant following retirements.
Plunkett’s plan is to eliminate two vacant assistant superintendent positions and replace those with two lower level positions, one to oversee curriculum and the other to oversee operations. She also plans the following title changes: deputy superintendent will become associate superintendent, and executive directors will become directors.
“These changes are the first phase in a reorganization that will also include a salary study for all administrative personnel to assure our salary schedule is appropriate for a school system our size,” Plunkett said.
The changes follow recommendations from an organization called Educational Planners, which conducted a study between August 2009 and January 2010 to determine how the system could better operate.
Plunkett said the system’s current executive cabinet includes 11 positions and included 12 before she advanced from assistant superintendent to her current position (her previous job was never filled). Under the new structure, only four positions would comprise the cabinet. She said the reorganization will allow the system to operate more efficiently and save money.
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