While KEA members are receiving layoff notices this week, no less than a dozen administrators received promotions or new job titles at Wednesday night’s school board meeting. Effective July 1st, the district offices will have an abundant supply of individuals bearing titles such as “School Improvement Officer,” “Chief Student Achievement Officer,” and “Chief Information and Automated Operations Officer.” With so many new officers on deck, much saluting and heel clicking is sure to be the order of the day.
Sadly other education professionals with titles such as “elementary counselor,” “instrumental music instructor,” or “librarian” will not fare nearly as well in this new restructuring. Neither will 16 TOSAs, who were just informed that their jobs are being converted to “intervention specialists” and they are welcome to apply for these positions. There is no indication that the administrators who gained new job titles, and possibly salary increases to match their elongated titles, had to reapply for their jobs.
In the meantime, KEA continues to wait for the district to provide us with the layoff list we have been requesting.