Post Number: 11
|Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 11:27 am: || |
House Bill 4752 (Pay Detroit School Board members $61,890 salary plus pension ): Introduced by Rep. George Cushingberry on May 15, 2007, to authorize salaries for Detroit School Board members equal to 90 percent of what Wayne County Commission members are paid, plus a pension benefit equal to 90 percent of commissioners’ pension. Commissioners get an annual salary of $68,767. Note: Wayne County commissioners also get a $500 per month auto allowance, and an $86,000 annual office budget.
Post Number: 817
|Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 1:42 pm: || |
Wow, this is pretty amazing. It's almost one of those "spit out your coffee" kind of ideas. But before any ballistic shots are fired, does anybody have any inside information on what and who is behind this? Did Cushingberry come up with it on his own (or is Lonnie Bates working for him)? Are current board members involved? Do the leaders of the effort to restore an elected board support this measure? Is there grassroots support? There are so many arguments against this idea, what are the arguments for it?
Post Number: 483
|Posted on Friday, May 18, 2007 - 12:32 am: || |
ridiculous. My hometown district members get paid $20 per meeting. Granted, we are a district of 7,400.
Post Number: 5520
|Posted on Friday, May 18, 2007 - 12:41 am: || |
Ha! If this passes, or even makes it past committee, for that matter, I'll eat my hate.