Livonia Schools Hikes Superintendent's Pay; Parents Incensed
Some parents and teachers are not happy with the Livonia School Board’s move to give their superintendent a raise at a time when budget cuts are being made to programs.
The school board voted 5-2 in favor of a $50,000 raise for Dr. Randy Liepa. And parents at Monday night’s school board meeting say it makes no sense.
“We’ve cut valuable programs, extra support for students, para-pro funding, plus it’s more challenging this year,” one parent told the board.
Another parent said, ” It’s not that you shouldn’t get a raise, we just cannot afford a $50,000 raise.”
The school board says the raise was necessary to keep Dr. Liepa from being plucked away by another district, saying they needed to get his salary on par with other top administrators.
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