SRTA Encourages Members and the Community to Speak Out Against the Outsized Salary Increases For the Five Highest Paid Employees in SRCS
Wednesday night, the SRCS School Board will be voting to ratify SRTA's agreement of a 7% salary increase over two years on the same night that they will consider giving some district administrators salary increases that far outpace what the District said they could afford to give teachers and classified staff.
SRTA is very concerned with the surprise proposal to increase the superintendent's salary 29%, backdated to the beginning of this school year. According to the Sacramento Bee’s Article “Search average teacher, superintendent pay for California school districts,” our superintendent is currently paid the state average of $200k a year, and the school board is considering increasing the salary to $257k a year. While the rest of the employees in the district are paid far less than average, our superintendent salary is proposed to be paid 129% of the state average.
In the past, admin has gotten a “me too” raise that is in line with SRTA’s agreement. These proposed outsized increases are surprising, alarming, frustrating, and insulting.
All of this is happening while the District is slashing teacher positions impacting class sizes and course offerings, large numbers of our CSEA colleagues are paid less than $15 an hour, and there are constantly dozens of unfilled CSEA jobs on EdJoin. (CSEA Wage Scale, CSEA List of Classifications)
SRTA encourages our members to speak out. Please email the school board and come to the school board meeting to express your concerns about these disproportionately large raises for the bosses. All employees should be brought up to the state average as soon as possible and in a fair, honest, and equitable way.
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Click Here for SRTA full agenda analysis, including a more thorough breakdown of these outsized salary increases.
Please join SRTA in asking our School Board to table these salary increases until all stakeholders have had an opportunity to weigh in, and demand that all employees be brought up to the state average in a fair, transparent, and equitable way that will help make Santa Rosa City Schools a destination district for students and staff.
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