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HS District Administration Reorganized for Better Efficiency

FRHSD Superintendent Charles Sampson put together a new administrative structure to manage district responsibilities more effectively.

The approved an administrative reorganization Monday night. The restructuring abolishes three administrative positions and creates six positions in its place at no additional cost to the district, according to Superintendent Charles Sampson.

The plan, which was fully vetted by the districts’ legal team and Board of Education, eliminates the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources, and the Assistant Superintendent for Student Services.

The six positions that will be created in their place are: Chief Academic Officer, Director of Personnel, Director of Guidance and Operations, Director of Special Services, Director of Planning, Research, and Evaluation and Director of Curriculum and Instruction.

Sampson said that since his arrival at the district he has been examining the administration’s efficacy and weaknesses. According to Sampson, the current administration structure would not be able to run as smoothly as it would with this new structure.

This reorganization does not add any new administrators to the full-time equivalent or cost the district any more money, a goal Sampson said he sought after from the beginning.

The new structure provides the district with more flexibility in terms of guidance, student assistance counselors, and testing, which Sampson said have not been a main focus administratively.

“The structure is solid,” Sampson said. “It will enable this district to succeed in the modern era and I think it’s an incredibly effective way to deploy our resources.”

By transferring employees within the full-time equivalents of the district to manage the jobs that have been given scant attention over the years, this new structure aims to be more economical, according to the superintendent. Furthermore, no additional administrative support staff will be added; therefore, no ancillary costs are expected.

Some residents vocalized concern about the additional administrative positions and questioned why salary ranges for the jobs were not listed in the agenda. Sampson assured the public that these jobs will be posted, interviews will take place for the positions, and salary ranges will be made public before any approval takes place. Nevertheless, the superintendent affirmed that the salaries will work within the district budget so that spending remains flat.

Board President Heshy Moses and Board Member Carl Accettola both told the public that the entire Board looked over the reorganization, asked questions, and made sure that this plan would ensure the best education for the students in the district.

“A lot of thought went into this,” Accettola said. “This isn’t just a’ fly-by-night’ plan to accomplish something. It was well thought out.”

The new administrative structure has been approved by the Monmouth County Superintendent of Schools and will go into effect on Sept. 24.

Tx August 28, 2012 at 07:53 PM
The board then said that will no longer put a toll both on the Brooklyn Bridge and that they will sell it to bring in more revenue.
Claudine Scozzari August 29, 2012 at 11:34 AM
Maybe - someone should tell the board they are actually in the State of New Jersey. Technically, there is a jurisdictional problem with the board actually selling rights to ownership of property in a different State.
Peggy Berger August 29, 2012 at 12:45 PM
Something smells very fishy!
anonymous August 29, 2012 at 05:30 PM
Sounds to me certain people will no longer be employed by the FRHSD in the near future. Connecting the dots, it seems that one of those assistant superintendent jobs is currently being held by the disgraced alumnus of diploma-mill Breyer State University. Remember that scandal?? Whereby certain high-ranking administrators paid a small fee for a doctorate degree. That in turn got them "DR" titles and more compensation. Those greedy dishonest pigs! If the superintendent can get those out (which unbelievably are still employed there) my hat is off to the man. Mr. Sampson, before this Donna Evangelista leaves, please make sure she pays the rest of the money she owes the district.
Howell Taxpayer August 31, 2012 at 01:46 AM
The fact of the matter is that those 6 positions will cost more money through the lifespam. There will be raises for 6 positions now rather than 3, healthcare for 6 not 3, it goes on and on. In return what is the ROI? A 199 ranking for 2012: http://njmonthly.com/articles/towns_and_schools/the-top-new-jersey-high-schools-alphabetical.html

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