Saturday, November 15, 2008

Channel 4 I-Team: Salaries of Metro Principles

Jeremy Finley amd Nancy Amons do a great job at Channel 4 with their I-Team investigative reports. This report is on Metro Schools salary policy for principles of failing schools.


The last four years of performance evaluations and salaries for principals who worked at Metro schools that repeatedly failed to meet federal benchmarks show that principals have been financially rewarded while their schools continued to fail: They have received raise after raise, and none of their raises was based on performance.

"You don't get a bonus for a lack of performance," said Connie Smith, the assistant commissioner and state official who led the charge to take over the district.

"It's annoying, and it's an outrage," said parent Joshua Stump.