Superintendent’s salary should be cut before asking for tax increase

To the editor:

Regarding the financial woes of the Lindbergh School District, I would like to suggest that one of the first places the committee look for cutting expenses — and before asking for a tax increase — would be Superintendent Jim Simpson’s salary. I don’t recall the exact amount and all of the “extras,” but it was very large.

By the way, just what does he do to earn his keep?

Virginia Meyer

Crestwood

Editor’s note: Dr. Simpson’s current salary is $204,750. As superintendent, he also receives additional benefits, including paid family insurance and a monthly travel allowance.