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New Assistant Principal Position

Updated: Wednesday, June 25 2014, 10:54 AM CDT

At first it wasn't deemed necessary, now it's badly needed.      
    
A local school district creates a new position after it eliminated two similar ones during budget cuts.
    
Newschannel at Nine's Liz Foster tells us which school district is making the change and why.

The Ball-Chatham school board cut two assistant principals to save money, in February 2013.
    
Last night, in a close vote, the board created a new assistant principal position to serve both the middle and high school.

Superintendent Carrie Hruby says the new position will pay a 65-thousand dollar salary, plus benefits.
    
But she adds -- that's still cheaper than the 180-thousand dollars the district was paying for two assistant principals.
    
So why the decision?
    
District officials say they got plenty of negative feedback from staff after cutting two assistant principals.

"These were two positions that when they were reduced, put a lot of added pressure on our current principals at those two buildings as well as the assistant principals that remained in those positions and our special ed coordinators so everyone was doing more responsibilities, and didn't have any additional time in the day."

The board voted 4 - 3 on the new position.
    
Hruby says the reason for the close vote is because some school board members wanted to talk about re-structuring an assistant superintendent position first.
    
That position is currently vacant after a resignation.

The superintendent tells us leaders will consider restructuring that position too.

The new assistant principal position for Glenwood middle and high schools is expected to be posted this week.




New Assistant Principal Position


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