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FUESD wages are part of the problem


Last updated 10/15/2021 at 6:37pm

The FUESD is really broken. Not only is the education lacking, but the salary scales are really out of whack.

How can they justify paying the Superintendent $339K per year? The district has about 6,200 students. The San Diego school district has about 103,000 students and covers all grades through high school and their Superintendent is paid $365K per year. They both get benefits which brings each of their total compensation packages to over $450k per year. What makes FUESD worth essentially the same amount to manage? These pay levels are approaching the President’s pay.

The recently retired head of Business Services got paid $315K with benefits per year. How can a district with four campuses have “business” that requires that level of management pay? The same thing applies to the whole district including teacher salaries. When teacher average pay approaches $100K per year with benefits for working less than 195 days per year, that further emphasizes the problem.

The taxpayers are getting screwed. The district needs to be eliminated (try LAFCO for advice on how to do this). I am sure that an adjacent school district could easily handle the tasks for a more reasonable price and better results.

The cost and results of this district’s processes are forcing many parents to go to non-public schools. Note, I did not speak to the curriculum which I am sure needs review.

The bottom line is that the district needs a complete overhaul. I hope the district board gets this message. I am more than willing to meet personally with any of them to discuss this.

Harry Stitle


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