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Letter: Vote no on R
November 01, 2013, 05:00 AM Letter

Editor,

The Belmont-Redwood Shores school district is again asking for more parcel taxes with Measure R — a 10-year, $20 million parcel tax. As much as their supporters say they have a revenue problem requiring this new tax, in reality what this school district has is a serious spending problem.

One key example of this fiscal irresponsibility is the hiring of their new superintendent, providing him a compensation package that is extraordinary for its size and out of scale with neighboring districts. The new superintendent is paid a base salary of $192,000, a stipend of $2,600 for his advanced degrees, and a generous tax-free car allowance of over $6,000 annually; when these are combined with his benefits and retirement package, the district is likely shelling out over $210,000.

This is significantly more than Redwood City and similar to San Mateo/Foster City — districts that are three times its size. Add to this an administrative staff that has grown out of proportion with five central office department heads, and recently the addition of a well-compensated new position called “Director of 21st Century Learning.”

It’s truly shocking that a small district of only about 170 teachers employs this many highly paid administrators. It’s premature to pass Measure R when the district behaves wastefully with taxpayer money. Vote no on R, and tell this district to get its spending under control and to live within its means.

Vivian Crisman

Redwood Shores

 

 

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