Ignoring the rest of the story about being on super secret double probation, here is something totally out of whack at a local private voucher school – this school has just over 600 students – yet the lead administrator has a total compensation package of $218,000:
(Dorothy) Travis Moore (founder of Ceria M. Travis Academy), a former administrator in Milwaukee Public Schools, said she’s still earning a salary from her organization but has stepped back and is in more of a support and resource role this year. She said she’s trying to retire.
Her total compensation was $218,000 in 2012, according to the most recent federal filings for the nonprofit.
The two schools under her organization are Ceria M. Travis Academy, a K-12 school with 437 students, and Travis Technology High School, which has 179 students, according to the state’s fall 2014 enrollment count.
Yet the Milwaukee Public Schools which has an enrollment for the 2014 school year of over 78,000 students pays their new superintendent ~ $245,000:
For the first time ever, Milwaukee public schools will be led by a woman. The board voted unanimously to keep Darienne Driver for good.
Dr. Driver has a two year contract at an annual salary of $245,000.
I can’t imagine the leader of a two school system with fewer than a thousand students…is worth nearly what the superintendent of MPS is worth…particularly since she is running a non-profit. Yet the screams about overpaid public employees continues to ring in our ears…wth?