Pinellas adds administrators to two departments
Superintendent Mike Grego plans to add administrative positions to two departments in Pinellas County Schools.
Career, technical and adult education will get two new directors and a specialist. Assessment, accountability and research will get a new executive manager and data analyst. The career and technical positions will be largely paided for with workforce dollars - state tax money. Other positions will be paid for with district money.
The School Board is scheduled to discuss the items at its work session Tuesday.
District officials didn't provide much of an explanation for the addition to the career and technical division. Back up material provided to the board says the restructuring will "provide the highest student achievement through career preparation and lifelong learning to the secondary and postsecondary programs as we move forward."
For the assessment division, district officials said a restructuring, which includes revision of some job descriptions, is necessary because of the "increase in state and district assessment demands, computation and analysis of the value-added teacher evaluation and appraisal system, and compliance with federal and state accountability requirements."
Since taking the helm a year ago, Grego has added some administrative positions, while cutting others.