It's appropriate in another context from that article, though, which is how I'll use it here. One of my colleagues comments, "There are currently 50-60 administrative positions; I don’t think that many are needed."
Here's the employee headcount (that's page 23 of the budget; you can click to make this photo bigger):
Unless you're going to cut principals, you don't break 50. And since central administration as a budget item is approximately $2.5 million, an $1 million cut isn't realistic, either.
The numbers are what they are. No need to invent them.