Pinellas County Schools hiring administrators
The Pinellas County School District has posted job openings for some of its top administrative positions, including area superintendent, executive directors of elementary, middle and high school education, and principal of Clearwater Fundamental Middle School.
The jobs are the result of changes superintendent Mike Grego has made. William Corbett was promoted last week to deputy superintendent, leaving vacant an area superintendent job. Dave Rosenberger was moved to Pinellas Park Middle School, leaving open his principal job at Clearwater Fundamental Middle.
Grego also upgraded the administrative positions that oversee elementary, middle and high school education - hence the executive director openings. People currently in the positions can apply for the new jobs.
To pay for some of the changes, Grego announced in April that he would be eliminating about 13 other jobs, both administrative and support positions, within the administration. Some of those jobs include turnaround officer, director of exceptional student education, and executive director of pre K-12 core curriculum. The overall savings are about $284,865.
Employees in those jobs also can apply for other openings in the district.
Grego has made other changes too. He consolidated the district's three ESE centers, "repurposing" Hamilton Disston and joining two ESE jobs into one, which will result in some employees being displaced. It's not clear yet if those employees will get other jobs in the district. He said the district spends far more, on average, for ESE services than other school districts. It also spends more than it takes in from federal funds meant for special education.