Friday, February 22, 2013
A new Mackinac Center for Public Policy database shows her total compensation, including salary, benefits and deferred payments, totals more than $277,000.
Editor's Note: Royal Oak Patch reports that The Mackinac Center has acknowledged some numbers in its superintendent salary database may be incorrect. For instance, the center may have used the wrong numbers when determining the insurance portion for Royal Oak Supt. Shawn Lewis-Lakin. While her salary ranks a bit lower, Farmington Public Schools Supt. Susan Zurvalec's total compensation package from the district makes her the fifth highest paid top administrator in Michigan. According to a searchable database compiled by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, Zurvalec is paid a salary of $180,853, the state's 18th highest, and receives $17,992 in benefits. Those aspects of her compensation reflect voluntary cuts in salary and/or benefits…
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Test scores sent home this week reflect new standards that may leave students wondering what they did wrong.
As Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) scores are released this week, Farmington Public Schools Supt. Susan Zurvalec sent out a list serv message warning parents that new state standards may affect their childrens' results. Michigan is only the third state in the country to move to more rigorous scoring, which was approved by the state School Board in September of 2011. As a result fewer students are being judged proficient in areas tested, including math, reading, writing, science and social studies. "In thinking about these changes, I want our students to understand that they have done nothing 'wrong.'," Zurvalec wrote in a note to parents sent Tuesday afternoon. "Please assure your child(ren) that MEAP/MME testing is one …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Susan Zurvalec will talk about the district and challenges it faces.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
On Aug. 30, Farmington Public Schools Supt. Susan Zurvalec will take part in the The Craig Fahle show on WDET 101.9 FM radio. With a new school year on the horizon, this show will feature a series of Back to School interviews with school superintendents from the metropolitan area. Zurvalec will be interviewed live on air at 10:06 a.m. and will answer questions about Farmington Public Schools and the challenges the District faces. Listeners can phone in questions, concerns or opinions to 313-577-1019. The Craig Fahle show airs Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m.12 p.m. with a rebroadcast from 7 p.m.-9 p.m., and Fridays from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Host Craig Fahle talks with the newsmakers, people making a difference in our community, and WDET …