Months ago, the Green Bay Press-Gazette published salaries of public school teachers, but the management personnel weren't included in the disclosures.
Here's what the public record has shown in recent years about the Green Bay School District and advantages. After veteran schools Superintendent Daniel Nerad took a promotion out of the area, the School Board hired a replacement at a 24 percent increase in salary. That unprecedented jump in pay created the incentive for Greg Maass to leave his old superintendent position in Fond du Lac during their flood damage crisis.
He stayed with Green Bay public schools long enough for his salary increase to raise his retirement payout and then left early to head a district on the East Coast.
His replacement, Michelle Langenfeld, was hired locally by the School Board after which its president, Jean Marsh, chose not to run for re-election. Shortly after, Marsh became the Green Bay School District's new human resources director.
Now with the school voucher debate going on, it seems that the public has expressed significant concern about how the schools are managed and its effect on classroom morale.
Randall A. Sanderson