School Department Positions in South Kingstown
In a South County Independent letter to the editor, town resident Edward Collins presents the kind of statistic that raises eyebrows with regards to arguments that escalating public education costs are somehow inevitable…
In 2001 there were 519 people working for the school system serving 4,400 students. Over the last 10 years we’ve served 900 fewer students yet there are currently 590 people employed in the system.71 seems like an awfully large number of new positions added, especially post-dot-com revenue boom.
Mr. Collins makes a private sector comparison to highlight the apparent inefficiency, but I think a more direct question is applicable to this situation: what is the South Kingston school system doing better now than it was doing in 2001, as the result of adding 71 new positions?