|Supt. Louis Ferebee
It's a bit puzzling to understand why he was given any bonus at all last year, but these out-of-touch board members voted to award Ferebee a $21,000 bonus last year for a job not well done. I guess he's entitled to a pay raise because he's not making a stink about the efforts by the education profiteers who populate the board from driving a stake in the public school system through its accelerated privatization efforts that benefit only the education vendors who are stuffing money in their campaign pockets.
IPS Board President Mary Ann Sullivan can't find enough good things to say about Ferebee's performance. "It was a very positive, positive review and positive conversation," she told Chalkbeat. "We have high expectations. … (But) I think I would be proud to get the evaluation he got for his work." Chalkbeat says Ferebee's pay, even with the big adjustment, is still below the average paid to urban school superintendents with more than 50,000 students enrolled, which it says is $211,000. The board also plans to throw in a big bonus pool that will match the bonuses paid to Ferebee for other members of his leadership team.