Simple question: What cuts are the top administrators of PUSD taking for themselves?
Are they being an example by cutting something that they get personally? Maybe they should cut the retirement bonuses they each get. If they each get $40,000 in a retirement bonus, that would add up to $160,000 in costs for the District. What programs can be saved for $160,000?
If they each get lifetime health care at the district expense; let's use a conservative number of $600 per month, or $7200 per year times 4 administrators, and they get this benefit/bonus for an average of 7 years. That cost to the district would be $201,000. Those two figures add up to $361,000. Now what programs can be saved with that money?
How much did the assistant superintendent of business, who just retired get in retirement benefits/bonuses? Board members we voted each of you in office to protect our kids. Is cutting programs so that high paid administrators can live well in retirement a good trade? PUSD board, haven't you listened to President Obama's speeches on CEO's, maybe you should take the President's lead. Board members you want this community to support a parcel tax? Why? So that money can be moved around from one district pot to another, so that these high retirement benefits/bonuses can stay in place?