Clarence School Payroll: Within the Norm

Buffalo Business First’s annual school rankings are about to be released, and information has begun trickling out. Today, Business First details that 800 people in WNY schools earn $100,000 or more. Turning specifically to Clarence, the data is as follows:

CLARENCE

• Geoffrey M. Hicks, $174,167 (10)

• Neil T. Burns Jr., $140,625 (69)

• Lynne R. Birnholz, $124,605 (170)

• John P. Ptak, $122,435 (195)

• Richard J. Mancuso, $120,316 (221)

• Gregory P. Kaszubski, $118,595 (241)

• Teresa A. Nigro-Lawrence, $115,290 (305)

• Kenneth J. Smith, $113,700 (341)

• Susan H. Corrie, $111,925 (372)

• Robert E. Moore, $109,700 (419)

• Todd R. Banaszak, $107,412 (475)

• William T. Eicher, $107,113 (487)

• Kevin J. Starr, $106,134 (523)

• Charles D. Kohler, $101,785 (693)

• Keith E. Kuwik, $101,300 (721)

• Michael J. DelSignore, $100,548 (770)

• Mary L. Stege, $99,881 (817)

• Susan A. O’Brien, $99,681 (833)

• Brian C. Maley, $98,864 (902)

• Kevin P. McCuen, $98,653 (925)

• Robert J. Neubauer, $98,206 (957)

• Ronald A. Dinicolantonio Jr., $97,881 (991)

Note that the only person who cracks the top 10 is our Superintendent, who is paid under $200,000 to manage an entity with a $70 million annual budget. The only other person in the top 100 is Neil Burns, who retired last year.

Clarence personnel aren’t the highest paid in WNY, nor is their pay disproportionately high when compared to other districts.

The work that teachers do is important. Let’s not cheapen it by suggesting that they’re greedy, overpaid leeches.

%d bloggers like this: