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Award for Nagle is well-deserved

Posted: October 23, 2012 - 11:02pm

Public service can be a thankless job.

It wasn’t until after the 9/11 attacks that Americans were jarred into realizing the daily sacrifice of first responders. Educators seem more often criticized than praised. Double that for any government bureaucrats, expected to do everything and spend nothing.

So when a public servant wins a significant honor, it can be a big deal.

That’s the case with the Bill Barr Leadership Award given to retiring Columbia County school superintendent, Charles Nagle.

The award is from the Georgia School Superintendents Association. That means, Columbia County, that in essence your school superintendent was just named Georgia’s superintendent of the year. Pretty cool.

CSRA Regional Educational Service Agency Director Gene Sullivan, himself a former Columbia County principal, nominated Nagle for the award and called him “one of the CSRA’s most respected superintendents.”

Speaking of thankless jobs, a committee is working on finding Nagle’s successor. This award is a sign of just how hard it will be to replace him.

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What I Don't Like About Nagle

I grew to appreciate his leadership, but the next time we pick a superintendent, let's try to find someone who is going to stay around for a decade or so. Consider how long the person will probably be here. We don't need to hire someone who is here a few years and then retires to a mega pension.


Pensions for Administrators

By the way, the retirement payments for administrators all over Georgia is beyond ridiculous. The retirement payments should be cut by AT LEAST 50%. The payments are going to bankrupt the state.