Wow! Mr. Silva will make more in retirement than the LT. Governor $130,409
The secretary of State (Calif) Doctorate from Univ.of Virginia law $130,490
The Attorney General (Calif) Doctorate from CAL Hastings Law $151,127
The State Treasurer B.S. U.C. Berkeley ,Law Degree,teacher cred. $139.189
When Silva made this proposal he stated that he would work regular hours for the year. He was directly asked in an interview, and he insisted that working less hours was not what he is currently proposing. You are welcome to state the source of the working 50 days information, there was a proposal for fewer days, but not currently, and 50 seems excessively few?
Maybe Mr Silva has more education than all the people that you have mentioned did you ever think of that look into it you may be surprised. Why don't you all give it a break let the man be what's going to happen will happen and there is nothing anyone is going to do about it one way or another. Hes now going to finish his two year he's been elected to and than you will have to find some one else to kick around that won't be hard.
Yep Skidmoore.... our public sector employees get a first rate retirement package all from the tax payers... no wonder these administrators in this county do not want to consolidate... their jobs would go away and their hefty pensions that we pay for will go as well. Time to consolidate and put the money to where it is really needed, the kids. But oh wait... Prop 30 just passed... ya think that increase will go to the kids.... A BIG NO!!! TO THE TEACHERS' AND ADMINISTRATIONs' PENSIONS!!!
@Sabrina To preserve his daily rate of pay while cutting his annual salary, Silva would only work about 50 days a year, according to Tuolumne County Office of Education Director of Human Resources Danna Fritz.
If possible could you please confirm that Danna Fritz did state this, as it was printed in the Union Democrat on Nov. 6th. Also what day did he make his proposal?
I was wrong about his current number of days worked. He works 225 not 250 as I had stated. So his pay increase would only be $49 a day more.
I think all the people mentioned can do Mr. Silvas job of running 6,500 students with the help of 8 superintendents 10 or 12 principals, and a dozen school boards. Your just in denial, or being foolish if you really believe that the Att. General or Secretary of state, or anyone else mentioned can't do his job. I don't need a Doctorate from La Salle University in Pennsylvania to know over staffing and government bloat when I see it.
If exposing government waste is kicking somebody around I'm guilty as charged.
I guess Silva and Nixon have something in common now. There not crook's and we will have to find someone else to "kick around from now on."
Also please feel free to list Silva's credentials
If you think his, @Education@ ENTITLES him, then maybe you should THINK again.
That's like saying a plumber with a degree should be paid more than one without one or a Garbage Man.
Sooooo Sawwwy......doesn't work.
Silva was just trying to "double dip"......get a generous retirement and a wage! If he is going to retire...retire! Give someone else a chance for a job at a lesser pay rate who will come in with fresh ideas.
this is interesting to me if it is legal and will save money do it!! if it is not then dont do it real simple, also Bryon Smith would go forward if it was legal and he knows it is not according to ed code so this proposal will not happen anyway enough said.
and the people "our" the government just can't seem to see why everyone hates them!
I don't think he intended on preserving his daily rate. The whole point of this was to lock in his retirement pay, and work for $40,000/225 days ($178/day).
It would have been a good deal for all if not for the silly retirement rules. Why can't a person work a full career, retire, and start another job? My mother-in-law went through this when she retired from teaching. Her school district was desperate for substitute teachers, but she couldn't work because it would affect her retirement pay. So they had to have school principals, secretaries, and other non-teachers baby sitting classrooms full of unruly kids.
@Cop: Nancy Roberts, a pension program manager at CalSTRS, sent a letter that said Silva COULD reduce his working time to stay below the earnings limitation.
To preserve his daily rate of pay while cutting his annual salary, Silva would only work about 50 days a year, according to Tuolumne County Office of Education Director of Human Resources Danna Fritz.
It was never proposed by Silva nor an issue on the table, just reported as a possible alternative to satisfy CalSTRS requirements.
This was not our reporting, this is the reference you can look it up again.
Government workers will NEVER save us money. Pendley just had 104k surplus and instead of giving it back to help balance the states deficit he gave it out as $2000 Christmas bonuses. So It's obvious the school boards and government employees are out to help each other. Siva was still going to receive his full amount of pay and let another worker have the supposed savings.
If he was looking out for the taxpayer he would do the peoples will and consolidate and get rid of half the supers.
@sabrina I guess the word "would" threw me off as this was the only legal avenue he could have taken. At the time he was going to have a "special" meeting and appeared to be moving forward. I made the mistake of assuming he would take the only legal option available. So please feel free to remove my post.
Regardless I think the people got a good insight on the school board. They feel as elected officials their wishes should trump state law. The hubris of the local school board's is evident and I think the general public has become aware of it in the last couple of years.
Thanks cop, we are glad to be held to a high standard and provide these comments for people to discuss what elected officials are doing and not doing.
There seems to be a lot of confusion about why Cal State Teacher Retirement System should care about letting him get away with this. In the past both STRS and the comparable Public Employee Retirement System let people retire and then get re-hired to do the same job or similar. This became rampant, so the rules were changed to allow it, but only with limits. Plus, they cannot take the place of hiring a new person without being paid about as much as the new person would also recieve for those hours. Why is that important? One, the Unions wanted new people hired, so there was new blood to the system. And most importantly, retirees do not contribute to PERS. Similar to Social Security, the current workers pay $ the pensioners recieve. If less employed people pay, the sytems fails.
Sad to read this news. The whole school system in Tuolumne County SEEMS corrupted and diseased by ill gotten financial greed and this is a perfect example of unrestrained greed.
This behavior is morally wrong so why is he in charge of educating the next generations? Vote for consolidating and streamlining Tuolumne County School Districts.
Our Tuolumne County Supervisors the "leaders" are corrupt for allowing and fostering a wasteful education system.
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