Great school superintendents are a rare commodity and worth their salaries (“Supers Paid Too Much, June 2-8).
They have to receive a college degree, a master’s degree, and an advanced study degree. Time, effort, study and money (and lots of it) must be invested in order to achieve certification.
The job is not an easy one and can become very politically charged.
The unions and some members of the public can make the job very difficult.
The voices of the critics are often much louder than the voices of the silent majority.
A great superintendent is worth the money and can have an enormous impact on a school district.
A weak or unethical superintendent can be devastating to a school district.
If you have a good one, let her or him know how you feel.