Bob Luebke is again suggesting more cuts in Central Services before Wake County school leaders cut into the classroom.
In a blog post Friday, Luebke of the conservative Civitas Institute provides a breakdown by department and average salary for Central Services. He writes that "should additional budget reductions be necessary, such information should be carefully considered so as to minimize the projected impact of budget cuts inside the classroom."
For instance, Luebke's look at September 2009 data shows that the average salary of the six area superintendents is $129,356 and the average salary of the five assistant superintendents is $127,132. Next comes the 34 senior directors with an average salary of $99,308.
The post is in response to the administration's argument that Central Services has borne so much of the cuts in recent years that schools would need to bear most of the next round of cuts. Schools directly accounted for 80 percent of a list of $20 million in potential new cuts to deal with additional reductions in state funding.