A Question of Salary

There have been numerous comments on the IndyStar Topix pages stating that Dr. Williams was grossly overpaid and not earning his money. I’d like to clarify some things along those lines by sharing some additional information. This information isn’t new, but it is pertinent to the situation.

Back in February, research took place about the average salaries of superintendents of townships our size (14,000 - 15,000 students). That range was from $175,000 to $225,000, with the average between $190K and $195K. Given that Dr. Williams salary package is at $189,000, I think the fact that we’ve got a multiple award-winning superintendent at that price is a pretty good deal.

Now, before people start arguing with me. Let’s also remember that his current salary was recently increased by members of the previous board along with members of the existing board. That same existing board also immediately approved increasing the pay of Mr. Nichols by $48,000 (from $112,000 up to $160,000). In addition, they immediately bought him a company car, an additional $35,000 in retirement and just also just voted to pay him for 20 vacation days, even though they just approved the new handbook which limited that to 15 days max.

My question then is this, for all of you complaining about how much Dr. Williams is making, which is more absurd? What he’s making as an award winning superintendent with his doctorate? Or, paying an interim superintendent with no doctorate, no awards and no experience $160,000 with another $70,000 in additional benefits?

3 Responses to “A Question of Salary”


  1. 1 Amen! Jun 27th, 2007 at 12:23 am

    Way to go, Webmaster! You are so totally correct in your thinking!

  2. 2 GOwen Jun 27th, 2007 at 12:55 am

    It appears that DR. Williams was a bargain compared to what we are paying the “acting” superintendent.

  3. 3 Olivia Jun 27th, 2007 at 8:52 am

    It’s funny that you use the word “acting” superintendent….because that seems to be all he is doing. He has no spine. My opinion of him has dwindled over the months, as it is obvious that he is the majority’s puppet. How peculiar that he put the bond issue on the table and endorsed post-poning it because of the remonstrance, and then the very next issue was his twenty-day vacation pay. Hmmm…
    And funny that Mrs. Adams can’t run a meeting, and she repeatedly (probably 20 times) referred to him as “Dr.” Nichols. After several times of being corrected, she actually told him that she would “grant him the title” because he was good enough. Wow! She’s really got some ego!

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