Wiggling out of responsibility in Gulf County

Published: Friday, December 14, 2012 at 10:59 AM.

Dear Editor:

Local Schools are the "windows" to the soul of a community. A local school district's perspectives, processes, and practices also reveal resident leadership's political agendas. This is certainly true in Gulf County.

In George W. Duren's Dec. 6 Letter to the Editor, "Raising academic expectations", he stated: "I personally don't believe that this problem will or can be remedied by only our school system."

Successful initiatives or enterprises always start with "ONE". Gulf County School District is an ideal ONE.

George Duren also stated, "I don't feel that it is always fair to blame our school system and administrators."

Superintendent Jim Norton is paid $90,000 per year and his instructional Assistant Superintendents must collect another $300,000 per year in personal compensation, and they should not be held responsible for the performance of their schools?

GCSD administrators are in the top 1 percent of Gulf County wage earners. If the people who are paid to run the schools are not responsible for the performance of GCSD, who is?



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