Greater Victoria school board doesn’t need another superintendent

There should be a freeze on executive hiring when school boards are so strapped for cash they have to close schools and eliminate programs

The Greater Victoria school district is going to be hiring its third associate superintendent.

The district already has one superintendent and two associate superintendents (well over $500,000 in salaries and expenses).

A third associate superintendent will cost the district more than $150,000.

On the other hand, the school board will close Sundance elementary school to save $300,000.

Why is there no freeze on hiring when they’re so strapped for cash they have to close schools, eliminate educational programs and re-consider even the safety of our students by putting in question many seismic upgrades to schools as well as infrastructure improvements?

Parents, what would you rather have, a third associate superintendent or educational programs and safe schools for your kids?

Carolina Tudela

Victoria