After four years without an assistant superintendent, the Humboldt Unified School District governing board unanimously approved moving Dan Streeter, current director of human resources, into the assistant superintendent position where he will continue many of the extra job duties he already has taken on.
As assistant superintendent of operations, Streeter will continue to manage the human resources department, and act as liaison with board members and other divisions and organization of the district relating to personnel, maintenance, transportation, food and nutrition, and information technology. He also will be responsible for emergency situations, parental and community concerns, and will serve as superintendent when Superintendent Paul Stanton is unavailable.
"I am 100 percent behind this; I think it's a very intelligent move," said HUSD governing board member Gary Hicks. "It just makes good sense."
Both the Prescott and Chino Valley Unified School districts retain assistant superintendents, both also overseeing other departments.
Cindy Daniels, assistant superintendent with CVUSD, said her assigned duties also include curriculum instruction, professional development, grants, and federal projects, and overseeing Title I and II and English Language Learners programs. She's been in education for 28 years, the past seven in her current position with CVUSD. Title I and II money pay her $89,555 annual salary.
"I'm happy to see Humboldt has reinstated the position. It's clearly about taking on more leadership roles than job duties. It's an important designation," Daniels said.
At PUSD, Assistant Superintendent Joe Howard also carries out the duties of director of human resources. His salary is $81,719.
Streeter started as principal at Bradshaw Mountain High School several years ago when the school had a high turnover in leadership.
He moved into the position of director of human resources keeping his same salary of $80,860.
In April, the governing board approved a one-step pay increase for all district employees.
Administrators averaged about a $1,385 increase, with Streeter's salary increasing by $1,375. He starts at Step 1 as assistant superintendent with a master's degree at $83,750.
Board President Rich Adler approved of the new administrative position. "I've said our district office operates too lean. We're lean as can be, the Auditor General's report shows this," he said. "It still operates lean."
Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Way to go board!! Seriously! This will hopefully help keep operations even lower since they found a way to have the position that needed to be filled so that we do not burn out those that we have without needing to bring on an additional administrator! Great planning.
Posted: Friday, July 18, 2014
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Wow. Board out of touch again!
Just remember this when board elections are held.
What a terrible move. Horrible. And how they can even justify a single nickel more for admin when teachers are living on wages that don't even allow them to buy houses or live a decent lifestyle here.