Here is a little table I compiled of the total annual salaries listed for the major central offices in the District of Columbia Public School system:
OCFO probably means “Office of Chief Financial Officer”. Quite a few of the people in the ‘Chief of Schools’ list appear to be coaches and athletic trainers, who are probably not sitting at desks at 1200 First Street NE. Many special education staff are assigned to specific schools, where they work with students. However, it appears that many of the other employees are, in fact, bureaucrats.
I have no longitudinal data indicating how these mostly-central-office salaries and staffing levels compare with what things were like before mayoral control, but quite a few observers have complained of vast bloat downtown. These figures do make it seem as if District of Columbia Public Schools are rather top-heavy with administrators. All that data collection and micromanagement of every action by every teacher is very expensive.
The original spreadsheet, which was leaked to me, has the catchy name “Q12 Attachment_PeopleSoft Report FY 2013_Position Listing.xlsx”, and you can view the entire thing here.