Laurel School District Salaries Over $100,000

One of the southernmost districts in Delaware, Laurel school district’s population is increasing at a modest rate.  But it also has a very large percentage of low-income students.  As well, they are dealing with a fast growing population of English Language learners.  Many districts in western Sussex county face the same issue with property assessments bearing a large burden on local taxpayers.  The way the system was set up decades ago has winners and losers.  For Laurel property owners, they lose big.  As a result, the district is forced to tighten their money belt the same time their population is growing.  Four years ago, only the Superintendent made over $100,000, now there are five.

Laurel School District

5 Schools

2,362 Students, 2,135 four years ago

5 Over $100k



African-American: 28%

American Indian: .5%

Asian: 1%

Hawaiian: .2%

Hispanic/Latino: 14.6%

White: 49.7%

Multi-Racial: 6%

English Language Learners: 12.2%

Low-Income: 47.4%

Special Education: 15.7%



Richard Evans, Principal, Laurel M.S., $117,074

Ashley Giska, Assistant Superintendent, $113,507

Shawn Larrimore, Superintendent, $138,777

Todd Simpson, Director Special Education, $109,000

Monet Smith, Director Finance & Human Resources, $106,299

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Kevin Ohlandt

I am a proud parent of a son with Tourette's Syndrome and several other co-morbidities. I write on this blog to educate other parents so they know a bit more about not only special education, but all the really bad things that are happening with public schools in Delaware and the USA. We are all in this together, and if our children aren't able to advocate for themselves it's up to us parents! We need to stop letting companies run our schools, and demand our children get a proper education. Our Departments of Education in our states have become weak with fear from the bullying US DOE, and we need to take back our schools!

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