Superintendent Bryan Johnson, the Hamilton County faculties bigwig, apparently is close to getting a brand new contract. If permitted, he could have gotten a reasonably candy wage bump whereas right here — from $197,000 when he began in 2017 to $240,000 a 12 months.
That is a rise of about 22%.
Learn that once more. The contract will add one other $23,000 to Johnson’s present $217,000 wage.
Regardless of a record-setting funding from the county, and a number of tales about how the system “discovered” more money within the price range, Johnson and his management staff got here up with 2.5% raises — half of what was pledged when the system was banging the “property tax improve” drum final spring and summer season — for the academics doing the heavy lifting.
So everybody desires to offer the credit score to the academics, however we’re giving the heavy rewards to Bonny Oaks.
Swing and a guess
OK, we have all heard the joke “What do climate individuals and baseball gamers have in widespread?”
Yep, if they’re profitable 3 times out of 10, they’re headed to the Corridor of Fame.
Properly, one of many causes that guys like David Glenn and Chip Chipman and Paul Barys are in such a pickle is the fickle nature of Mom Nature. Particularly right here.
Take a look at the previous week, once we began with a snowfall that caught many people — together with the professionals — unexpectedly. There was loads of bread on the cabinets and milk within the coolers at Meals Metropolis.
Then it was stunning on Sunday. Noah confirmed with Barys’ chin whiskers for the flood that got here Monday by way of Wednesday. Thursday was good sufficient to put on shorts to work. By Friday morning it was 24 levels at my home.
That week of climate had extra curves than The Cannonball at Lake Winnie and extra swings than a young person’s temper.
Anybody’s guess at this level
The Democratic presidential candidate contest is trying quite a bit like that Lake Winnie coaster.
Iowa was a bust and a humiliation. New Hampshire put the worry of a Bernie Sanders nomination entrance and middle amongst some Democrats. And goodness, it appears like all the candidates have memorized some type of “We do not need anybody to purchase this election or the nomination.”
Actually? Candidates in each race are doing every thing of their energy to purchase each election above the workplace of Gruetli-Laager dogcatcher.
Decide that struggle rigorously, Democrats, since there may be a minimum of a modicum of honesty that Mike Bloomberg is utilizing his personal cash to purchase the nomination — somewhat than counting on darkish cash from lobbyists or the largesse from stinking wealthy donors who need one thing down the street.
We usually deal with one explicit particular person.
However since Friday was Valentine’s Day, and irrespective of how a lot I consider it to be a Hallmark-and-Hershey-made day of change (as in commerce), it was exhausting to not discover among the lifetime relationships talked about within the obits this week.
Bernice Roberts died. She was 93. She was preceded in dying by her husband of 69 years.
Fil Cooper died. He was 92. He was married for 70 years.
Arnold Janeway died. He was 84. He was married for 66 years.
I might go on. No matter your emotions about Valentine’s Day, loving and lasting relationships like these deserve a wholesome quantity of admiration.
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