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Carney returning to Columbia County school administration

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Correction: Friday's story on the hiring of Jeff Carney as Columbia County's associate school superintendent included incorrect titles for Deborah Franklin and Robert Jarrell. Both are assistant superintendents. The Chronicle regrets the error.

As Sandra Carraway moves up to become Co­lum­bia County’s new school superintendent, a former assistant is returning to fill her vacancy in the system’s administrative roster.

Former Lakeside High School Principal Jeff Carney, who more recently served in Columbia County as an associate superintendent from 2010 to 2011, will return next year as associate superintendent.

Carraway currently is deputy superintendent, a title that won’t be filled, Superintendent Charles Nagle said.

For the past two years, Car­ney has been superintendent in Lincoln County. Car­raway recommended Car­ney after the school board approved her contract as superintendent Tuesday.

Under that contract’s terms, provided Friday by board attorney Leonard O. “Pete” Fletcher, Carraway will earn $180,200, which includes a car allowance.

Nagle’s current pay is $206,452, Fletcher said. According to the state salary database, Carraway’s pay as deputy superintendent is $135,401.

Carney does not yet have a contract, “but the associate superintendent (pay) scale tops out at $122,000,” Fletcher said.

“He will receive $3,000 for his doctorate and a $4,000 sum as a gas allowance for a total compensation of $129,000,” Fletcher said.

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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 03/01/13 - 10:03 pm
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Follow the Money

Public Education is where the money is, these days.

scoobynews
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scoobynews 03/02/13 - 08:46 am
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Far from it!!! The real

Far from it!!! The real working employees the teachers, bus drivers, custodians, support staff, and lunchroom workers make no where near this amount! If you look at the size of a system these top positions only make up a very small percentage of the people who really make a school run.

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Riverman1 03/02/13 - 09:28 am
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Why is Carney leaving Lincoln

Why is Carney leaving Lincoln County? There is no mention of a reason and this appears to be a lesser job? It's possible he simply appreciates working in Columbia County again and so on. I'm just curious.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 03/02/13 - 09:30 am
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I don't mind the salaries

I don't mind the salaries they make, but I don't get the car for Carraway and the gas allowances for the assistants. There is not that much driving involved in those jobs.

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woodymeister 03/02/13 - 10:13 am
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Car Allowance?

Riverman, what car for Carraway? I don't think she will receive a car, but will receive funds to cover the use of her own vehicle. Scoob, why does everyone always cry foul when a top performing employee is compensated for taking on more responsibility? She won't be deciding where bus stops are or what color a bulletin board should be during February. She is running a large school system. Give it a rest.

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soapy_725 03/02/13 - 10:42 am
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Bureaucrats, aka politicos, are the ones that make everything proceed as intended. Just ask them, or their several assistants, if their compensation is adequate to their value.

Every administrator comes with numerous assistants or deputies. And despite their academic achievements, they have to have a PR person to speak for on their behalf. Talk about your pyramid schemes. Government invented the pyramid scheme.

Lifetime salary and benefit security is the real "Golden Parachute".

Just imagine if the education system had to operate as a for profit enterprise? Or the USPS? Or any government agency?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 03/02/13 - 11:59 am
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Woody, I could be wrong, but

Woody, I could be wrong, but I was going by this statement, "which includes a car allowance." You could be right that this is only reimbursement for mileage or something. That would be reasonable...a car, not so much.

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Riverman1 03/02/13 - 12:02 pm
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The easiest job for

The easiest job for school administrators in the CSRA is Columbia County, make no mistake. People wait in line to get jobs in Columbia County as teachers and administrators. It is the demographics that create a superior school district...nothing more.

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scoobynews 03/02/13 - 04:05 pm
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Woody

My comment was not to bash super's salaries but if you go back to read what I said again it was to make people realize we don't ALL make over 100k a year but rather a small few. So no education is NOT where the money is at. So next time you tell someone to give it a rest why not read the comments above it!

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