Monday, November 11, 2013

Brooks defends $250K salary and contract extensions.

"I don't think my salary is out of line," Brooks said.

He said it early this year, link.

The board had just padded APS Supt Winston Brooks' golden parachute to a full $750K, by extending his contract until 2016 - long after some of the board members who voted in favor, could conceivably have been voted out of office.

A lot of folks on the radio and on the backsides of internet, think Brooks should be fired.  They are supposing that he, in failing to role model student standards of conduct, has some how violated his contract.  He has not.

There is nothing in Winston Brooks contract that holds him accountable to the same higher standards of conduct he establishes and enforces upon students; a nationally recognized, accepted and respected code of ethical conduct.

He is accountable in his contract, only to the law; the standard of conduct that every higher standard is higher than.

It is not against state law to do what he has done.  It is not against the law to abandon your responsibilities and obligations as the senior-most administrative role model of student standards of conduct.  Even if ones abdicates deliberately.  And especially if one, has the Journal's tacit blessing.

He's safe.  Snug as a bug in a rug, my parents would have said.

photo Mark Bralley

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