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Superintendent thumbs nose at voters by hiring administrators in top-heavy district

Superintendent thumbs nose at voters by hiring administrators in top-heavy district

Two years ago, the project called EngageLCS told the school district what everyone except school administrators already knew: Lake isn't using enough of its money to educate students. Lake spent 53 percent of its dollars on "direct instruction," the actual cost of teaching children in classrooms. Nine districts similar to Lake spent, on average, 5 percent more. Lake paid its teachers less than any of the comparison schools. but salaries of principals were well above the median of the others. "Central office" — think: bureaucrats — sucked up nearly 7 percent more cash than the other districts. At the time, Superintendent Susan Moxley had the good grace...

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