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How many administrators does the Pasco County school district need?



Some might argue that fewer is better. Many in the trenches might respond that they're spread too thin and need more help.

The Florida Association of District School Superintendents is on call to help find an answer. A team is headed to Land O'Lakes for a review in February.

"They will be taking a good look at all of our district-wide administration ... and making recommendations for possible restructuring," assistant superintendent Ruth Reilly told the Gradebook. "We have areas where we might need additional support, and areas where we might not need as much support."

She was hopeful that the outside perspective would bring some new ideas to officials who work in the district daily.

Until the review is complete, don't look for any major changes in the administration. The assistant superintendent for high schools job, recently opened by the surprise retirement of Jim Davis, will remain vacant, as will the assistant superintendent for support services and the executive director of elementary schools.

The plan still calls for a new curriculum director, although the position was readvertised after interviews with five candidates. The posting closes today.

[Last modified: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 1:51pm]


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