A school superintendent in California got an earful earlier this week when parents were given the chance during an emergency meeting to question his supposedly excessive salary.
“You should all step down and walk away from this! This is ridiculous! This is nuts, this is crazy! I give my wife everything! I do anything I can for my wife! I’m sleeping with her! Who are you sleeping with?” one man shouted during the meeting.
Jose Fernandez, who oversees the Centinela Valley Union High School District in Lawndale, Calif., reportedly earned $663,000 in 2013, according to KCAL-TV.
His district includes only three high schools with a combined total of 6,500 students.
The district also reportedly floated Fernandez a loan of more than $900,000 at 2 percent interest over 40 years. The loan was granted at a time when the superintendent had already declared bankruptcy.
“I propose that there be a special recall election of this whole damn board, and a criminal investigation into the board for breach of fiduciary responsibility,” one man yelled during the emergency meeting held Tuesday.
And they took this long to notice ?
Yeh, back in the late 70s my school superintendent made more than the governor of CA. 2 High Schools and about 1000 total students... As a student, I was more concerned about it than the school board and the parents who attended the school board meetings. Government schools kill minds... A mind is a terrible thing to waste! Apparently, the older generation back then had already had their thinking ability crippled...
No, that was the liberal/socialist thinking that was introduced by the war protests and others during the sixties, and exacerbated during the early 1970s.
In my town, we parents were discouraged from attending school district meetings--but that didn't stop us! I was told to my face that the school knew better than I did what my kids needed, then the individual was shocked when I blew up!
No, our thinking wasn't atrophied, but, due to the influence of the sixties thinking, EVERYONE seemed to be in a perpetual fog of befuddlement, suppressed rage, outlandish, arrogant school officials, and a whole bunch of brain-dead politicians
Is he a legal residence of the United States?
He needs to be fired and it sure by the looks of his name he is a foreigner and might not have citizenship in the US. He needs to be investigated immediately. Why in the world would this idiot get paid $663,000 salary for 6500 students and then be able to get a $900,000.00 after he had declared bankruptcy This is bad and as far in debt with California on the verge of bankruptcy is really really one of the worst things I have ever heard. This man needs thrown in jailwith major fines and throw away the key. He is a major casatrophe to California. Please check out his citizenship. It will be interesting to see what his situation.
No, in California and other states along the border, it is quite common for a person to have a fully Latino name. Some call it "Latino Pride," others just like the names. This one, I am sure is a real Californian--a "Californio," and is as American as you and I.
Message received my foot, If he heard what they were saying he would have called 911 and have himself arrested.
He makes more than the POTUS, who by the way is extremely overpaid. The really stupid part is these people elected these board members, now they are outraged. Sounds an awful lot like what is wrong with the Country.
It's what happens when you don't watch the Hen House.
Wonder why the country is broke?
From what I was told by my teacher daughter, this sort of thing is not uncommon across the country! In the rural area where she taught, it was the same--the school district super made more than some of the businessmen in town. It definitely is a situation, in my view, of people not paying attention to what is going on in the hen house, and merely throw more and more money at it without demanding any accounting.
Does this overpaid bureaucrat have some unique brilliance or talent to justify this ridiculous 'public service' salary? What does he actually do anyway?
Civil servants, via their unions have been pushing up their salaries and benefits to ridiculous levels while the taxpayers sit back and do nothing, largely because there is little they can do in light of the large voting black the civil servants have. But inevitably, these overpaid civil servants force their municipalities into bankruptcy. It is time for taxpayers to go on strike or vote with their feet by moving out of high tax states and local municipalities.
Yes that is crazy. Every one should look at your cities employees.
I sure it is happening in your town.
Unions are one of the problems.
You won't hear Liberals or Obama complain about the Dept. of Education & their "Income Inequality".