Fox 2 News questions a salary bump given to Dr. Keith Marty and compares the pay to Ladue's top administrator.
How much is too much in tough economic times? That is the question FOX2's Elliott Davis asked in this week's "You Paid For It" report which asked the head of the Parkway School District Board to defend the $7,000 raise given to second year Superintendent Dr. Keith Marty. Marty's salary is currently $227,000. Davis questioned School Board President Beth Feldman about the move, considering the economic challenges which have forced the district to make cuts elsewhere. Davis contrasted that with action taken by the Ladue School district when it named Dr. Marsha Chappelow as its superintendent, at a lower rate than her predecessor. Fair comparison? Tell us what you think!
Dr. Keith Marty is a week into his second year at the helm of the Parkway School District. We asked about everything from last year's growing pains with bell times to the new technology plan that could impact each district school after Thanksgiving.
Patch: Are more comfortable now a year in...what's the biggest thing you learned about Parkway so far? Dr. Marty: Parkway has a wonderful tradition of success and concern about their students. The district attempts to make students the center of decision-making and its core values a strong part of the decision. Patch: School administrators always say they hope budget cuts are done in a way that will have the least possible impact on daily classroom functions. How will parents and students most notice the impact of cuts the district had to make last year? Dr. Marty: Parents shouldn’t notice any changes in daily classroom functions as no classroom teachers were laid off during the budget cuts. Our goal was to keep the budget cuts as far…