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Editorial: School pay increases come with small step toward transparency

Original post made on Oct 25, 2019

When school employee unions and districts quickly arrive at agreements over compensation and benefits during contract negotiations, it's a signal that the district was overly generous or both sides prioritized finding common ground.

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Posted by Bob
a resident of Barron Park
on Oct 25, 2019 at 7:32 pm

This MASSIVE 2% raise compared with big tech minuscule annual raises of up to 20%. Who provides a more essential service, the people who make sure my Facebook feed is running smoothly, or the teachers who teach my kids?


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Posted by Cover up culture
a resident of Community Center
on Oct 25, 2019 at 9:07 pm

We live in a free market society and skills in demand command higher pay. Given the few PAUSD teacher job openings in the spring, PAUSD has no recruitment problems.

PAUSD is the second highest paying unified school district in the state.

PAUSD has $187 million in unfunded pension liabilities for its teachers, so one wonders why they're getting a raise at all. The district has $65 million in unfunded pension liabilities for the classified staff and they got similar raises.

What's the school board and district's plan for paying off these debts? Where's the financial management? The city is working to set money aside to pay it's outsized $455 million in unfunded pension liabilities to it's public employees; why not the school district? Because the teacher's union wants raises.


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Posted by Bob
a resident of Barron Park
on Oct 25, 2019 at 9:14 pm

@cover up, teacher bashing is so played out. What do you do for a living that gives so many gifts back to our society?


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Posted by Cover up culture
a resident of Community Center
on Oct 27, 2019 at 1:29 pm

@Bob - facts are facts.


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