Change how NYS School Superintendent's are elected!

Change how NYS School Superintendent's are elected!

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Gregory Sprague started this petition to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and

Do you feel like you have little control over what happens in your local schools? That is because you don't have any control. There is one person who has the most say over what happens in our local schools and that person is the Superintendent. Who decides who gets this extremely important position? The answer is NOT you, not the taxpayers, and not the parents. The school board makes this decision, a small group of around 8 people whom are usually unpaid and volunteer for the position.

Does this make any sense that the person in charge of one of the most important jobs is nominated and kept in that position by a small group of people (whom the Superintendent may or may not be friends with). These people do not even need any level of education beyond a High School Diploma/GED.

Superintendents get paid extremely high wages. They are paid on the level of Senators and Governors or higher. This very important position should not be left in the hands of a very small group of individuals any longer. Superintendents need to be held accountable and in check. They must start doing what is best for our children and not for their pockets.

Superintendents have too much power over what happens in our schools. They manipulate who gets hired to very important teaching positions. These positions are at times filled not by the highest skilled best candidate to teach and educate our children but instead the candidate whom may be a friend or relative of someone with money and/or power.

The system is massively broken and we need to fix it! Right now if the taxpayers and parents are unhappy with the job the Superintendent is performing they have but one option which is; complain to the school board and hope for change.

NY schools deserve better, taxpayers deserve better, parents deserve better, and most importantly our children deserve better. What needs to happen? Taxpayers need to vote on the position of Superintendent. Each local school must have the Superintendent run for this position every 2 or 4 years against other candidates. No different than other positions that are funded via taxpayer dollars and play a vital role in society.

Doing this will prevent one person from staying in power for 20 years, 30 years, or longer if the people are unhappy. This position must be filled by honest, hard working individuals and if said person is not performing the job well enough or if someone else can do it better, we must have that option as taxpayers and parents to fill this position with a better candidate. If you agree and support this change, please sign. Thank you.

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