Mysouthnow.com is reporting Franklin Superintendent Steve Patz is retiring.
We thank him for his many years of service and wish him well.
It’s now up to the Franklin School Board to find and hire Patz’s replacement.
Here’s hoping the Board selects:
1) A superintendent who places student achievement ahead of building stuff.
2) A superintendent who is taxpayer-friendly.
3) A superintendent who grasps the concept that he/she works for the school board and not the opposite.
I would add this note to the school board:
Let’s not go hog wild on the salary for the next super. At one point Patz had the 4th highest salary in the state among superintendents. Higher than the MPS super who has a far more difficult job. A salary that surpasses that of Gov. Walker by a ton.
Our district has 35,000 people. School Board members, don’t break the bank!