Iowa lawmaker wants one school superintendent per county
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa lawmaker wants to limit the state to one school superintendent in each county.
Sen. Matt McCoy, D-Des Moines, says the administrative costs being carried by school districts is too high.
He says there are nine superintendents in Polk County and 12 in Linn County. McCoy has introduced a bill that would cap the number of superintendents to one per county by 2013.
The proposal has been criticized by some rural lawmakers, including Sen. David Johnson, R-Ocheyedan, who says student test scores and graduation rates are higher in rural districts.
McCoy says the current economic crisis means lawmakers have to look everywhere for savings, including schools. He says his proposal would save up to $22 million a year.
Per the article above states, Iowa Senator McCoy introduced a bill that would cap the number of superintendents to one per county by 2013. For the reason of not knowing the workload of superintendents, I’m not sure whether this bill is a good idea or not, but one thing that I am sure of is that it would most definitely save a great deal of money that ought to be saved.
Readers, has your state ever proposed a bill like this one? do you think this proposed bill should be passed, would it be a good idea for this bill to be passed?