Tonight the school board is supposed to vote to replace Pat Pope and her team (?) with a team of 26 consultants to the tune of $644,150 through December 11.
The cost will be substantial, however. The school board will be asked tonight to pay a team of 26 Jacobs and Parsons workers $644,150 to oversee projects through Dec. 11. Projected at that rate, the work would cost DeKalb schools more than $5.5 million over 52 weeks.
The top monthly compensation rates under the contract are $24,000 for Colman’s services; $25,115 for program executive W. Bruce Carminati; $27,951 for design manager Carlton Parker; $24,000 for senior project manager George Lentz; and $22,000 for construction manager Chuck Herman.
Excuse me? I know they are "relieving" Pat Pope of her SPLOST operations responsibilities, but doesn't DCSS have a full staff of salaried people who are supposed to be able to do this?
Hopefully, we will learn a little more about that at tonight's meeting.