|Why Do CUSD Administrators Keep Quitting?|
Parents want to know. The answer is really simple.
The Coastside values City Clerks more than School Principals. Consider that in order to even apply to be a Principal, one has to have Masters Degree and five years of teaching in a classroom. Bilingual would be nice too.
How much are we willing to pay for somebody who has earned a Masters Degree, is bilingual, and has 5 years in the field proving they know their stuff?
Just under 141,000 dollars per year plus benefits.
In 2013, the Half Moon Bay City Clerk made over 130,000 dollars and received benefits in access of 22,000 dollars. My guess is that the City Clerk makes a bit more than in 2013.
The point is that our City Clerk is the best dang City Clerk your money can buy. This opinion is universally shared by everybody that has ever dealt with our City Clerk.
So, if you want the best Principal and you want the best Principal to stick around, you are going to have to pay your Principal at least as much as you pay your City Clerk. Probably a little bit more if you want a bilingual professional with a Masters who has survived 5 years in the trenches.