Did Dr. Greg Smith deserve a pay raise?

When us mere mortals come before our bosses for our annual review, we have to show results. We have to show that we’ve been doing our jobs, meeting the goals we set last year, and generally not screwing things up so badly that the media takes note. And then, after all that, our average pay raise is usually 3.1%. If our employer is feeling generous and we’ve proven our worth, that might climb to 5%.

Which is why we’re shocked and angered to learn that Dr. Greg Smith, Clear Creek ISD’s Superintendent, was granted a 5% pay increase, despite a tumultuous year. Yes, that’s right, the Board of Trustees gave him quite the jump in pay. Dr. Smith now makes $300,580.43 annually, a $14,313.35 increase. Yet CCISD won’t release his performance evaluation, according to Community Impact, so we’re going to provide a few of Dr. Smith’s greatest hits this year:

And hey, those are just a few of the mistakes he made. Dr. Smith claimed to “own” the busing debacle, but you know what? He didn’t. He sent his little flack, Elaina “Domino Effect” Polson, out to take the media hit. A cowardly move, to be sure, when you’re the face of the district.

Would we have given him a raise? It would have taken a lot of convincing for us to agree to even a cost of living increase. He certainly rakes in enough money – money that could be better spent on our children. And his performance suggests that he is not properly overseeing his army of lackeys, er, assistant superintendents.

No, Dr. Smith did not deserve a raise. At all.

3 thoughts on “Did Dr. Greg Smith deserve a pay raise?

  1. Greg Smith does not deserve a pay raise. He is aloof to everything that happens outside his office door. Greg Smith is a good excample of who shouldn’t run a school district. Go on glass door or indeed and read some employee reviews. CCISD treats their staff like trash. If you aren’t in the clique then you just aren’t a person. The custodians and food service workers get the worst treatment. And it’s made worse by their maintenance supervisers, Chris Pitts and Ed Hall. The custodians have no leadership, and there is mold all over almost every campus in the district. Even in the kitchens. This is not the fault of the custodians or the food service folks, the neglect of the district buildings and the “dummy security camras” is 100% due to the feckless leadership in the maintenance department. Basically, if you worked at NASA then you get what you want. Greg smith still needs to account for all the money the district spent last year anyway considering there are maintenance vehicles being driven and the breaks are failing on them, as well as the fact that by mid summer the maintenance budget is gone and you can’t even buy paint, yet they can blow a hundred bucks on a Christmas tree. Someone needs to look at CCISD. It’s very corrupt and not safe for kids. I am an employee and I’m in the process of pulling my kid out of space center due to the fact that yet another teacher was allowed to quit for inappropriate conduct with a student. Let Greg Smith fix the district before he gives him self a raise. Had he been anywhere else he would have been fired in his first year.

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