School district blasted for adding $85,000 administrative position

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LIBERAL, Kan. – Redundant, wasteful and ridiculous are a few of the ways current and former school board members are describing the creation of a new administrative position within Liberal USD 480.

money down drainAt an annual salary of $85,000, Liberal School Board members voted last week to hire Vanessa Jones to fill the role of bond project manager after the district’s successful passage of a $127 million bond election earlier this year. The funding will be used to address a slew of projects across the district, including the construction of five new school buildings.

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