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Education Fat Cats No Joke for Taxpayers


Monday September 19th, 2016   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 10:25am PDT   •   2 Comments

Chris Evans, superintendent of the Natomas Unified School District, bears a strong resemblance to the late Chris Farley of “Saturday Night Live,” but for students, parents and taxpayers, Evans’ latest happy meal is no joke. As Diana Lambert notes in the Sacramento Bee, the district’s board just boosted Evans’ pay by $46,130, a raise…
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Big Bucks for a Bureaucratic Drunk


Monday November 30th, 2015   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 5:17am PST   •   0 Comments

As we noted, California’s government monopoly K-12 education system pays big bucks to local bosses, heaping on huge raises and boosting benefits without any connection to performance or student achievement. For local bureaucrats, as Diana Lambert explains in the Sacramento Bee, even serious misconduct can pay off big-time. As the reporter notes, “El Dorado…
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Why Bureaucrats Stonewall on Salaries


Tuesday November 3rd, 2015   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 8:46am PST   •   0 Comments

The California State Controller, the state’s chief fiscal officer, has a mandate to “make sure the state’s $100 billion budget is spent properly.” In that cause, the Controller’s Office recently asked the state’s school districts to provide data on salaries. As Loretta Kalb notes in the Sacramento Bee, “about 70 percent of the public…
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Big Bucks for Bureaucrats


Wednesday July 15th, 2015   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 5:21am PDT   •   3 Comments

As we recently noted, on July 1 the Twin Rivers Unified School District in the Sacramento area boosted the pay of superintendent Steven Martinez by $20,000, an 8.3 percent increase that raised his pay to $260,000. The district also double his retirement payment and allowed Martinez to convert a $10,000 car allowance into salary….
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