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Farewell Dr. Williams

At least part of the drama that’s been in the limelight of Perry Township for almost a year is now over. The IndyStar announced earlier this evening that Dr. Williams and the Perry Township School Board have reached a settlement.

As soon as I heard about the settlement, I knew what would happen on the discussion boards and I was correct. People are claiming that Dr. Williams settled because he knew he was guilty and couldn’t afford for the truth to come out with the charges against him.

I think that’s the furthest thing from the truth. If he was really concerned about that, he would have settled long ago. The board had nothing on him with terminating his contract over, if they did they would have done it long ago and not had to pay him a dime.

Instead, he works with the board trying to come to a settlement to help the township get over this dark age in educational process and move forward. Sadly, the political system is slightly messed up in that there’s no way to get rid of an elected official in the state of Indiana. Even if Dr. Williams had gotten his job back, who would or could have worked with this board and gotten anything productive accomplished?

Best of luck to you Dr. Williams. You were greatly wronged in this entire ordeal and hopefully you’ll find a school district and school board that’s willing to take advantage of your knowledge and leadership and make positive changes in your new endeavors.

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?

Announcement About Tonight’s School Board Meeting

There’s an announcement posted on the TBPS website about tonight’s school board meeting.

Be sure to attend and voice your concerns.

Max & Erma’s Hosts Next Fundraiser for Take Back Perry Schools

It’s just too hot to cook!  And we need your help!  Join TBPS at the newly remodeled Max & Erma’s located on US 31 on Thursday, June 28th for lunch and/or dinner.   Max & Erma’s will donate 20% of your food sales to the TBPS organization. 

Remember to bring your flyer in order to receive the benefit.  Please forward this to all your friends and family to show that we are working hard to Take Back Perry Schools!  We look forward to seeing you all on the 28th during lunch and/or dinner at Max & Erma’s on US 31!

Max & Erma’s Fundraiser

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