If there is one consistent thing I hear all over social media, it is people wanting the number of administrators and their staff in Delaware school districts and charter schools. I am asked constantly how many there are for various schools or districts. Robert Overmiller of the Governor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens compiled a list showing exactly how many there are.
Updated: I’ve included the below picture which shows the student ratios required to get state funding for administrator roles:
Some of these numbers are outrageous. While it is a local school district’s decision, there are certain laws pertaining to how many administrators schools are allowed to have per student in order to get state funding for those roles. If they go over those numbers, the funds come from local or federal funding. For example, a Title I or special education coordinator may get funding based on federal disbursements.
If we truly want to look at education funding, this is the FIRST place to look. Many of these positions get high salaries. I’ve heard of some administrators who just get jobs in a district office and do nothing all day long. Does every single administrator need a secretary? Because that happens more than you think! It’s the buddy system kicked into high gear. And our teachers and students pay the price.