Just a few days in his new job, Jackson County superintendent John Green is already proposing some major changes that he says will make the school system more financially sustainable.
While not adopted by the Jackson County Board of Education, a draft of the district’s leadership team includes some sweeping revisions.
Among those is the elimination of one of three assistant superintendent positions and the elimination of some district-level directors. Additional plans for the Jackson County School System may lead to a potential savings of $1 million this fiscal year.
“It’s just the beginning as we start to have a structure that is sustainable in terms of our tax digest,” said Green, who officially started his new job on July 1.
The proposed district leadership team structure will slice the school system’s key personnel into three main groups — principals, an assistant superintendent for operational support and an assistant superintendent for instructional services.