Portland Public Schools Board Members Push for Audit of Central Office Salaries

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Three members of the Portland Public Schools board of education want the school district to immediately audit central-office salaries, following a report in WW on April 1 that Superintendent Carole Smith was handing out hefty pay raises to her closest staff.The three board members—Tom Koehler, Bobbie Regan and Steve Buel—will introduce their resolution at Tuesday night's board meeting. The question ...   More
 
Monday, April 13, 2015 BETH SLOVIC

Portland School Board Members React to Administrator Salary Increases

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It started as a heads up. It ended as a head butt.Sean Murray, chief human resources officer for Portland Public Schools, sent an email to school board members Tuesday alerting them to his interview with WW about salary increases among top administrators earlier in the day. WW's story on the hefty raises among administrators, including Murray, appears in this week's paper."I expect that the story ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 BETH SLOVIC

PPS School Board Member Stands Up for Benson High

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Right now, most of the action at Portland Public Schools is centered on the protracted negotiations over the teachers' contract. That impasse is drowning out other issues, such as the simmering dispute over the future of Benson Polytechnic High. The district's 2011 high school redesign capped enrollment at Benson, whose focus on technical and vocational education has long made it a magnet for ambitious ...   More
 
Thursday, January 23, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

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