As stated in today's story, Buffalo schools superintendent Pamela Brown's central office reorganization is expected to cost about $1.6 million in salaries and benefits for new employees. Brown's contention has been that the reorganization actually saves money because many positions will be grant funded instead of being funded out of the main operating budget. The News and the administration disagree.
However, as a way of highlighting its position, the district created an extremely useful visual document this past week -- a color-coded organizational chart. It's much more detailed and provides much more information than the last one we posted.
Here it is below. Enjoy.
(Note: Here's one small example of our difficulties in analyzing the district's reorganization. The district and The News disagree on how to categorize a third assistant legal counsel position shown on Page 2. The district shows all three assistant legal counsel positions as unchanged positions that cost no additional money. But The News contends that the third legal counsel position, filled by former General Counsel Chris Putrino after he was demoted, had been vacant for years and should be counted as a new position even though the district technically funded but didn't fill the third position for some time.)