Moving quickly to put her own imprimatur on the top management of the Polk County school system, newly-appointed Polk County School Supt. Katherine LeRoy, after three weeks on the job, hired five of her former associates from Duval County at six-figure salaries.
In a county in which numerous candidates for the school board (and, when the office was elective, school superintendent) have run on a platform of reducing the size of the district headquarters staff, addition of five new managers at salaries ranging from $103,622 to $131,299 undoubtedly caused a lot of eyebrows to be raised.
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