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30 Years And Counting

Rollins’ Leadership a Constant in School District

Posted: December 30, 2012 at 3:42 a.m.

Jim Rollins, Springdale Public Schools superintendent, smiles Dec. 21 in his office at 804 W. Johnson Ave. in Springdale. Rollins became superintendent of Springdale Public Schools in 1982. He began his career as a junior high school science teacher in North Little Rock in 1972.

Jim Rollins originally planned to be a physician.

At A Glance

The Superintendent’s Contract

The Springdale School Board likely will conduct its annual evaluation of Superintendent Jim Rollins in January, as it does every year. The board usually adds a year to his contract after evaluating him. Rollins’ current contract expires Dec. 31, 2014. His base salary for 2013 is $199,274.

Source: Staff Report

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This article is nothing but a lousy piece of fluff. The school system has dramatically declined over the last decade while Rollins and his self appointed school board sit around patting themselves on the back. They review his performance? Really? That gives new meaning to the old saying of “The fox watching the henhouse.”

Instead of providing another page for the Rollins “I love myself” scrapbook, why not ask some real questions? Let’s start:

How can you justify asking for mileage increases in these poor economic times when the school district continued to give raises as the private sector cut back? Will the money being used for current school construction ultimately go to salaries when those projects are completed? (Here’s a hint – YES). Will you ask for another mileage increase for more construction at that point? (YES).

Some of your older elementary schools don’t even have hot water for washing hands. How can you justify allowing this to continue? Why is the maintenance so poor?

Is the ESL approach really the best method for integrating non-English speaking students? Explain how this approach doesn’t hold back the other children in the classroom and take the teacher’s time unfairly away from their needs.

What is the total number of schools flagged for poor performance in the district? Where is the accountability in the administration for that?

I’m proud of this town, and it does some good things. However, the Springdale School District is a mess. Report on that instead of this fluff.

Posted by: TheMadPotato

December 30, 2012 at 8:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

All he wants to do is raise taxes and spend money

Posted by: Apbacker

December 30, 2012 at 11:12 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

He is grooming his son to take over once he retires - wait and see.

Posted by: cjranger

December 30, 2012 at 3:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )