by – an Eagle County Property Tax Payer
Dateline: Thursday, March 1st 2012
The Eagle County School District just completed their list of TEACHER Job Cuts – due to budgetary reasons. Teachers that have worked for the ECSD for the least amount of time were hit hardest.
The ECT folks got a hold of the current list of EC School District Jobs in Administration. (Click Here)
ECT folks can’t figure out what some of these Administration jobs are. Perhaps our ECT readers can help tell the rest of us – just what it is – that these important folks in our School District Administration – actually do.
ECT does not know how many (if any) of these Administration Jobs were cut. Please leave a comment if you do.
If the ‘Gold Standard’ for Public School Education is keeping as many teachers in front of our children as reasonably possible…
Then why does our School District Administration have these jobs:
1 – The Director and Assistant Director of ‘Exceptional Student Services’? (Aren’t Exceptional also covered under Special Education? Why two seperate Administrative postions?)
2 – Child Find Coordinator (anybody know what this is? Are our Students getting lost?)
3 – Director of Early Childhood (per the State – Public Schools are eligible for State Funding when a child enters 1st Grade) Just what is ‘Early Childhood’? Why is our Public School system in this business? Isn’t this business called ‘Day-Care’?
4 – Early Childhood Education Coordinator (are Students in School before Kindergarten?)
5 – Director of Fund Development (is this person doing a good job with all these Job cuts?)
7 – Director of Professional Development (aren’t we suppose to be Educating our Students?)
8 – Director of Research and Evaluation (does this person review Student CSAP scores all day?)
9 – Director of Special Education (is this different from a ‘regular?’ Education)
10 – Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction (doesn’t the State define what is expected to be taught – then uses State-wide CSAP tests to determine if our students are learning what they’re suppose to learn in the i.e. 4th grade?)
11 – Executive Director of Student Services (no clue)
12 – Family Services Advocate (no clue)
13 – Gifted/Talented Liaison (if they’re so gifted and talented – why an Administrative liaison? Wouldn’t another Teacher make more sense?)
14 – Instructional Coach (ECT thought this was a teacher)
15 – Migrant Recruiter/Liaison (is this some sort of Truant Officer?)
16 – Regional Migrant Recruiter/Liaison (just where are all these Eagle County jobs coming from for Migrant workers???)
17 – Occupational Therapist (ECT thought these folks worked at the Hospital)
18 – Outreach & Prevention Coordinator (Prevents Outreach to what?)
19 – School Psychologist (ECT would like to lay on their Couch and have them explain to the ECT what all these School District jobs are in the Administration)
20 – Speech Language Pathologist (last time the ECT checked a Pathologist was a specialized Microbiologist dealing with disease and it’s causes. What does this have to do with Speech?)
21 – Teen Parent Coordinator (Mrs. Smith, this is your son John. He goes to our Public School – Seriously what is this?)
Honestly, the ECT doesn’t know what these jobs do. When the ECT went to Public School we learned our lessons, passed our tests and went on to College and Graduated. We think we remember one Job, ‘Guidance Councelor’ in our Public High School. Is it no longer possible to graduate in Public Schools without all these Administration Jobs?
How many of these Administration Jobs have a EC School District ‘credit card’?
Does every Pubic School District in Colorado have all these jobs in Administration?
Reasonable comments to this ECT report encouraged this week. Please let us know.