With his focus on cost savings for the Sag Harbor School District, Superintendent John Gratto has targeted teacher salaries, advocated larger class sizes, proposed attracting tuition-paying students and spearheaded cutting back on important once-in-a-lifetime class trips [“District May Seek To Add Students,” November 27].
However, meaningful cost savings can also be achieved by a hard look at the district’s administrative costs. Do we really need two assistant principals for such a small-sized school? Do we really need such a large support staff to ensure that the district’s well-deserved reputation for academic excellence continues? Isn’t there a way to pool the purchasing power of the other East End school districts in a spirit of cooperation without these silly turf wars? Just some thoughts.