Was Morrison offered this position before he decided to NOT run for another school board term?

I found this a very interesting move by the School District;

The job is called Director of Research Innovation and Accountability. The goal is to have one person look into the various programs and future goals of the district, to see where time and money need to be re-directed.

Doug Morrison served nine years on the school board, and is now leaving his high power career as CFO with CitiBank to help the district.

While I don’t disagree that this is a very good idea, I wonder when the negotiations began? I also wonder if this was Morrison’s idea? What did he know before he decided to NOT run again and retire from CitiBank?

I also wonder where state law weighs in on this with open meetings in creating this position and conflicts of interest with a former school board member.

The School District has a lot of splaining to do, especially what this position pays considering Morrison voted for the recent $50 million dollar opt-out before he left office.

Cory also weighs in on the job.

At this point, this deal kinda smells.



7 comments ↓

#1 scott on 08.01.17 at 10:16 pm

it’s nice to see the school district is using the opt out to create another 6 figure management position. how did children ever learn before this job was created?

#2 anonymous on 08.02.17 at 9:42 am

So, as a taxpayer, let me get this straight….

Just weeks after taking yet another opt-out, the SF school district creates a new administration position at $118,000 for someone who has just retired from the school board.

Wasn’t it Board member Kate Parker who said, “Don’t worry, we won’t spend anymore of the taxpayers’ dollars than we absolutely need to!” !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#3 Warren Phear on 08.02.17 at 10:08 am

$118,250 a year? To do what exactly? If it is as described I would have thought that is what maher was hired to do. Speaking of maher.

Incoming Sioux Falls Superintendent Brian Maher will make $220,000 in the first year of his contract with the Sioux Falls School District, which begins in July and ends June 30, 2018.

Maher will make about $25,000 more than Homan in base salary.

He also gets four weeks of vacation, 15 sick days, a monthly stipend of roughly $2,900, plus $750 a month for transportation and $25,000 for moving expenses.

#4 Southern Exposure on 08.02.17 at 12:32 pm

More Administration at the cost of Education. Blue model at work…

#5 anonymous on 08.02.17 at 8:34 pm

School Board Minutes:

Action 37794 Monday, June 26, 2017

2017-2018 STAFF

Superintendent Maher, Brian $237,045.00

#6 Emoluments Clause on 08.02.17 at 9:27 pm

According to Cory’s investigation, the job description requires a Masters, which Morrison appears to not have. But you know what they say, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know that matters…..”

And regardless of Morrisons qualities, this is the ultimate sweetheart deal. And in a town with low wages, unaffordable housing, and teachers just beginning to achieve pay parity with teachers in the tri-state region, I think this decision by the Board is absolutely incredible…. No wonder they need “Voting Centers” to stay in power….

#7 possum obg on 08.04.17 at 12:46 pm

damn it feel good to be a gangstah/lawyer/politician . gov employee
good god unbelievable the theft

iaal obg

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