Administrators pick up raise

Taxpayers of Old Fort School District, while you were “sleeping,” your elected school board decided to reward poor performance with monetary gain. The board decided at its June meeting to “pick up” the payment of the superintendent’s and principal’s retirement contribution.

All this boils down to is the superintendent and principal are receiving an 11-percent pay raise. This, at a time when the district again is operating in the red and we are considering sharing positions with Bettsville.

I have two questions: How many of you think you would get a pay raise from an employer who is operating with a deficit, and your performance was substandard? And second, when are we, the voters, going to say “enough” and vote out a board that is running our district into bankruptcy?

Ed Kirchner,

Old Fort