Job title: Aluminum acquisition and reconditioning supervisor
Actual job: Bum who picks up empty pop cans.
Such is the way of government job titles. No only are an endless amount of jobs created that have overlapping duties (you get long breaks when you are in a union) but apparently almost every employee needs their own supervisor/manager or in the case of schools, superintendent.
Why someone needs to be supervised why they are playing solitaire (away from public eyes) or making the public miserable (think DMV) is beyond me.
This is the job title list for the Hillsboro school district.
Tell me if you think we are a little top heavy:
Deputy Superintendent Supp Svcs
Assoc. Superintendent Supp Svcs
Assoc Superintendent of Govern Relations
Asst Superintendent Supt. K-12
Executive Director of Personnel/Labor Relations
Executive Director - School Improvement
Director - School Improvement
Exec Dir Curriculum Instr
Dir Spec Programs
Dir Curr & Staff Development
Dir Instr and Media Services
Dir Licensed Personnel
Dir Operations - Elem
Dir Operations - Secondary
Dir Facilities, Planning & Property
Dir Admin Services
Dir of Transportation
Dir Instr & Eval
Dir of Construction Management
And I haven't even started on the "managers" and "supervisors" yet. So where do the "teachers" fit into all this? Do the kids really need an Executive Director and a regular Director of School Improvement so that they can learn to read, write and do math?
And is anyone willing to argue that the kids need a Hispanic Community Outreach Worker or they just won't learn? WARNING: When you read the actual job description you may experience nausea
Before we continue with a conversation about school funding we need to talk about whether or not additional funds are really "for the kids."