With Schools across the country making tough decisions on where to make cuts, we figured we would let residents know how Dowagiac compares to other schools in Michigan.
We originally was going to compare Superintendents pay for the different schools in Michigan. We had to change our story because Dowagiac was the only school out of the 12 we contacted that refused to give us the salary of the superintendant without filling out FOIA (Freedom Of Information Act) paperwork.
So we decided to compare school districts superintendents. Here is what we found:
Niles Public Schools has 1 superintendent and no Assistant Superintendent
Coloma Public Schools has 1 superintendent and NO Assistant Superintendents.
Bridgman Schools has 1 Superintendent and NO Assistant Superintendent
Decatur Schools has 1 Superintendent and NO Assistant Superintendent.
Benton Harbor has 1 Superintendent and NO Assistant Superintendent.
Flint Schools has 1 Superintendent and NO Assistant Superintendent
Hartford Schools has 1 Superintendent and NO Assistant Superintendent
Dowagiac Schools has 1 Superintendent and TWO Assistant Superintendents
Many schools have a hard choice ahead of where to make cuts in their budget due to state funding cuts.
The Dowagiac Informer has a hard time understanding why all of the other schools we contacted run their district with 1 Superintendent and Dowagiac has three.
The information on the number of Superintendents in Dowagiac Schools came in an e mail from the Admin Office.
Keep an eye on Next weeks Informer when we will compare the salaries of the Superintendents after we fill out the paperwork requested from the Dowagiac Union Schools.