The district's response to the state budget debate:
“This is one of the top school districts in the state,” said Superintendent Wade Lucas, Ed.D. “I believe that once the legislators understand our unique situation they will do the right thing for our students and for our taxpayers.”
But Wade has never done right by the taxpayers.
The Strickland's school funding formula bases costs on a number of inputs. The state then funds those inputs at some average amount (averages are always subject to debate).
Well, Wade-O connived a superintendent salary that is 2.5 times the amount funded by the state -- in his mind, his overly inflated salary is "the right thing for [the] students."
That's Wade for ya ... he's all about the kids.
And then Wade has the nerve to cry for funds.
1. When the state funds government schools, the dollars still come from your wallet. That's the way it works. And Wade knows it.
2. Becky Jenkins only makes 1.5 times the state funded average. A real steal.