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Taxpayers deserve answers

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To the Editor:

I have four children, two of which graduated from Spring Creek High School after being home-schooled for a number of years.

I have some observations that need to be brought to taxpayers’ attention.

Our new interim superintendent makes over $270,000 a year and seven administrators are paid over $100,000 a year.

Our county has 19,000 students and is rated 174 out of 235 North Carolina school districts. The proficiency rating is 34 percent math and 34 percent reading. The state is 47 percent math and 46 percent reading.

Cumberland County has over 50,000 students and ranks 136 in the state.

The head of the school board makes $117,000 a year and has one administrator over $100,000 a year.

What in the world is going on?

Where is the five million dollars that’s missing?

It is apparent to me there is something that is not right with our administration.

Our taxpayers need answers.

So now we are going to hire someone to do a search for a new superintendent?
How about vice president Mike Pence? He makes less than our superintendent.

Looks to me as much as we are paying the seven over $100,000 a year, there is no capable of being the superintendent.

Spring Creek High School has tried for years to get a weight room to no success.

No money.

Now I see why.

We need new people on the school board.

I am putting my name in.

Col. (Ret.) Richard Yarbrough
Wayne County

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