Mom questions spin doctors’ salaries while school funding’s tight

PORTLAND, Ore. – KATU’s On Your Side Investigators have discovered Portland Public Schools spends a half-million dollars on spin doctors – staff members in communications and lobbying positions. Meanwhile, schools have struggled with overcrowded classrooms. Below is the annual salary information on five employees in PPS’s community involvement and public affairs department:
Chief of Communications and Public Affairs: $124,500
Director, Government Relations – $98,047
Sr. Manager/Community & Staff Engagement – $82,197
Sr. Manager/Community & Staff Engagement – $82,197
Manager/ School News & Social Media – $71,534
Here’s how the annual salary totals for their communications departments stack up:
Portland Public Schools – $458,475
Sacramento City Unified School District – $393,408
Manatee County School District – $210,921
www.katu.com/news/investigators/Mom-questions-spin…p;c=y
PortlandPublicSchools

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