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School board names new Bella Vista principal

Original post made on Aug 2, 2017

The San Ramon Valley school board on Tuesday selected local assistant principal Jen Torres to serve as the new principal of Bella Vista Elementary School.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 7:07 PM

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Posted by Danville
a resident of Danville
on Aug 2, 2017 at 6:52 am

San Ramon Unified School District continues to waste our tax dollars on grossly overpaid "administrators". They hired someone as "New Chief Business Officer" at an annual base salary of over $211,000 a year! What is a "New Chief Business Officer", and what does he do that the Superintendent can not do himself? This is ridiculous! This is a school district, not Chevron or PacBell, why does a small local school district need to have a "New Chief Business Officer" at over $211,000 a year! I am guessing his primary job duties will be coming up with new sources of income, i.e. more parcel taxes for us taxpayers to pay, to cover his enormous salary. No wonder the teachers are so upset with all these grossly overpaid administrators.

Make sure you vote NO on anymore parcel taxes the school district tries to guilt you into voting for, always claiming they are broke and need money to "support our kids". This has nothing to do with supporting our kids. This is about accountability, government waste, and an out of control school district treating us parents like we are an ATM machine.

Enough is enough! If the current Superintendent can not himself do the alleged duties of the "New Chief Business Officer", than he needs to be terminated immediately, or at a minimum his salary needs to be reduced to pay for the "New Chief Business Officer".

Posted by Jim
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 2, 2017 at 7:08 am

You're right. The district staff is made up of almost entirely former teachers with absolutely no business acumen. The waste is rampant. Administrators come in for a few years to top off their retirement or to be put out to pasture for failing in another job.

Posted by DV
a resident of Danville
on Aug 2, 2017 at 2:55 pm

Way to say it Danville and Jim!!! Time for everyone to STOP giving more money to the schools and START making them accountable for their spending. We pay our taxes, now manage your school money wisely!
I have been saying this for over 20 years. People are just now getting the message....

Posted by Scott Hale
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 2, 2017 at 4:44 pm

Scott Hale is a registered user.

and yet people move here just for the school district and schools. Both rated highly state and nat'l. they must be doing something right, no?

Posted by SR
a resident of Danville
on Aug 2, 2017 at 8:10 pm


You are a fool!

Posted by WRMS Alumni
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 2, 2017 at 10:45 pm

Congratulations Ms Torres!! WRMS will miss you, and BVES is so fortunate to have you! See you at the Halloween Parade!

Posted by San Ramon Resident
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 3, 2017 at 10:02 am

It would be enlightening to see the organization chart of similarly sized school districts within Northern California. How many other school districts have a "Chief Business Officer"? What is the salary range for this "new" position? Is this really a new position or a new title? What is being cut to accommodate this new expense? There is only limited money, so what one hand takes, the other hand has to give up.

Posted by San Ramon community member
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 3, 2017 at 12:06 pm

For comparison, Pleasanton Unified has a Deputy Superintendent - Business Services (same position, different title). Effective July 1, 2016 the base pay was $201,613.

Here is the contract for that position Web Link

PUSD has 15 schools, SRVUSD has 36.

FYI that research only took me 5 minutes.

Posted by Scott Hale
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 4, 2017 at 9:31 am

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More details:
SRVUSD students: 32k+ and growing
PUSD students: under 15k

SRVUSD budget: $330m
PUSD: budget $125m

Posted by Danville Citizen
a resident of Danville
on Aug 11, 2017 at 7:09 am

Wow, I hope Ms. Torres is a better principal than a math teacher.

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