Michigan District Supt. Commended for Cost-cutting, Achievement Gains

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Ypsilanti Board of Education members expressed their satisfaction with Superintendent Dedrick Martin for the third consecutive year in his annual performance evaluation.

In a three-page document released after the Board’s Oct. 8 meeting, members outlined key areas in which Martin excelled, including calling his cost-cutting efforts “commendable” and highlighting his cooperation with neighboring districts.

“Board members complimented the superintendent on achieving millions of dollars in savings through negotiations with bargaining units, contractors, departmental restructuring and voluntary administrative salary concessions,” states the report.

Most recently, the Ypsilanti administration – including Martin – agreed to take a 9.3-percent wage reduction that saved the district $170,000.

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