UPDATE: The school board voted no to this agenda item which was added by Vice Chairman Frank Barbieri, Jr. You can view the discussion here.
Said board member Karen Brill: “I am completely disgusted and disappointed in the way this item was brought to us.” Barbieri added the salary increase proposal just hours before the School Board’s meeting.
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Merely minutes after taxpayers approved the penny tax increase to help pay for needed school improvements, Palm Beach County School Superintendent Robert Avossa is seeking a $10,000 salary increase. The resulting $335,000 salary would elevate Avossa to one of the highest paid school officials in the United States.
The agenda item will be considered today by the Palm Beach County School Board.
While Avossa is receiving good reviews, he is also at the center of the iReady controversy. iReady — a computer program costing the county $6 Million — is considered a failure by parents and teachers. The system is inaccessible to families using iPads or Macs. BocaNewsNow.com has received scores of emails from parents nationwide stating that their school districts canceled the contract with iReady following disastrous results.
Avossa is listed as the owner of $798,500 home in Jupiter. His address is protected, by his request, under Florida Statute.