Charter school leaders’ tasks are not comparable to work of superintendents

Letter To The Editor response by former superintendent to recent article about high salaries of charter school administrators: “Unlike a principal, the superintendent is tasked with planning, organizing, staffing, developing, observing, reporting, budgeting, auditing, and maintaining school plant adequacy, to name a few. He or she must operate within the policies of the school committee and be evaluated by the committee on a regular basis.All these responsibilities are carried out on behalf of up to thousands of pupils and their families in sometimes a dozen or more buildings.”