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King William Supervisor Hansen Gives Perspective on School Administrator’s Proposed Pay Increase

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To the Editor:

Why Should ‘Textbook Funds’ be diverted to school Administrative Salaries?

We enjoyed yet another ‘spirited’ discussion during the KWBOS Work Session of Monday Aug. 14th; with focus on the use of ‘State Textbook Funds’ to pay a 2% wage increase for the King William County Schools Administrative Staff, NOT for our classroom teachers.

Our school Leadership, with encouragement from the Board, stated that our High School did NOT pass the 2016-17 VA State Standards of Learning (SOL) in Math and English as a Second Language.  It is my understanding, that at least 20 of our children missed this English SOL and yet will graduate with their classmates without needed skills in reading, writing, and comprehension of English.

In my discussion with a member of the School Board, I found that our school Leadership has written these children off; but the Administration did give these children a safe place to stay during their school years, similar to day-care, even if they can not read.

I ask you:   whom do we hold accountable for these ‘missed’ State minimum Achievement goals?  Do you believe that a school leadership that did not provide direction and support to achieve the State Standards deserves a $2,000+ salary increase, at the top? Currently our school Leadership and School Board do.  What say you?

I support a 5% increase for in-classroom teachers; with NO salary increase to a Leadership that takes credit when teachers succeed, as in the past; but now, has no explanation regarding the Leadership’s not identifying the classroom teacher needs in meeting State SOL Standards; and NO direction as to how this Leadership will in the future.

Dave Hansen

King William Board of Supervisors

District 4  (Manquin)

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog.Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

2 Responses to “King William Supervisor Hansen Gives Perspective on School Administrator’s Proposed Pay Increase”

  1. Robert Shannon says:

    Supv. Hansen is deserving of conservatives support given his adamant and consistent insistence on spending restraint and lowering of taxes. His opponents continue to demean and criticize him because he has the will to take on the status quo. King William is very fortunate to have a Supervisor who is clearly a friend of the hard working taxpayers and not a pawn of the Oligarchs who have run the county for decades.

    The County Schools were discredited earlier this year when another Supervisor, Bob Ehrhart using a power point presentation and data taken directly from VDOE own website exposed the false narrative being promoted by top school officials that they had eliminated 41-42 positions in the schools employment, a claim that Ehrhart thoroughly shredded .

    If the BOS in King William had just one more vote in support of Hansen & Ehrhart’s efforts much good could get done in reining in out of control spending at the local level.

    We are fortunate indeed that the voters of King Williams 4th district had the collective wisdom to elect a man with the integrity and steely spine of Dave Hansen.

    Bob Shannon

  2. Hansen gets an 100% AMEN from me if you’ll forgive an Hanoverian’s comment on KW politics. Wish we had a supervisor in Hanover who would suggest similar. And our elected school board – oh I forgot! – we did not elect the school board!

    Sandy
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