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August 22nd, 2014 | Pam Homan, SF School District, Sioux Falls
Homan announced today she is calling quits next July. Reading the FB comments, it seems many are jubilant about it.
The South DaCola office pool starts today 🙂 I’ll put $1 on Sanford.
What position would Sanford or Avera hire her for? She is not an M.D. (medical doctor.)
How big will her golden parachute be?
Jeni – With Homan’s creds she could easily work in a top administrative role at one of the hospitals. Heck they hired former AL Publisher at Avera, and he is about the farthest thing from being a doctor.
Don’t forget that almost every ex-news anchor in town has ended up with a Sanford gig.
Very good point i3wis. Thank you for reminding me of that.
If one of the hospitals hires her, more power to her.
perhaps she will take over munson’s do nothing job at the votech and keep collecting a check.
“What position with Avera….”
You got to be kidding right? Medical administrators get paid better than doctors. She has went on and on about how she has the most employees in the state. President of employee relations or some BS title most likely.
She took the maximum amount of public pay, now she will get the maximum amount of public retirement pay. Why hang around when she can move to private sector job and pull the same trick?
By the time she actually retires from work, she’ll be making more a month in pension than you do in a year Jeni.
If Avera or Sanford are willing to give her a paycheck, that is fine with me.
I do not begrudge people who legally earn a lot more money than I do.
This reminds me of all the teachers who retire at the earliest possible age of 55 and then turn right around and work as substitute teachers.
Double dipping at its best!
$$$$-when you are paid the lowest in your profession (teachers) nation wide you have to make ends meet somehow.
Yeah that $200K a year (plus pension) Homan makes is a mere pittance compared to what she could make at the Hospitals.
Derby, I’ve been on the inside in several school districts.
Teachers lives are not quite as rough as they would like the public to believe.
Lots of time during every day when the kids are not under their direct supervision (recess, lunch, PE, music, art, library, planning periods) and all on a 9 month schedule.
And, many of them are making close to 50k a year.
That people continue to begrudge teachers their earnings in a career path that maxes out at middle-class and nothing more – it’s no wonder that South Dakota can’t recruit and retain decent educators. What a teacher does is far more important than what some pencil-pushing desk jockey is doing at Wells Fargo or Citibank – even if they have to work 12 months a year.
I know this is news to many in South Dakota who would prefer that nothing ever change, but this isn’t 1940 – you can’t force all of America’s brightest and smartest women into careers as educators and nurses because you’re actively discriminating against them in every other career path. That’s how America skated by for generations without having to treat educators like theirs is a legitimately skilled profession worthy of good compensation.
At some point, South Dakota will have to figure out that if you want decent educators, you have to pay the piper. It’s your kids that suffer, but it’s probably more important to your state’s ability to build an empire of shitty semi-skilled labor that you never have to pay an income tax.
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