The salaries of SIATech Charter School staff in San Diego have skyrocketed, unlike student test scores. A reader sent me the 2006 990 IRS forms for SIATch, which lists wages. The salaries for SIATech Board of Directors and employees:
LINDA DOWSON President of the Board of Directors and Operations Manager $ 220,461.
ED BROWN Director and Operations Manager $ 124,878.
LINDA MILLER Director of Educational Services $172,860.
DAVID JENKINS Assistant Supervisor $ 169,81.
KRISTIN MALLORY Assistant Supervisor $ 168, 896.
DIANE FAIRCHILD Director of Special Education $ 161,348
MANOUCHEHR HADJIAGHAI Director of Administrative Services $ 160, 210.
SIAtech scores went down 45 points from 2007 to 2008. Of course, the children tested in one year are not the same group of children that are tested the next year. Some kids graduate, others move away and new kids take their places.
SIATech tested 135 students. SIATech is 100% funded by the United States Department of Labor (Job Corps), and is not regulated. SIAtech operates the education for about seven Job Corps in California.
SIATech student composition is: African American--15 students; Hispanic: 39 students; White--4 students; English Language Learners 3 students; socioecomomically disadvantaged--67 students; American Indian or Alaska Native--2 students; Filipino--1 student; and no students with disabilities.
Guajome Park Academy improved from 753 in 2007 to 768 in 2008. This charter school averages 21 students per classroom and the staff is highly paid.
More about North County test scores can be found at the North County Times.