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$100K Paid To School Boards

Sonora, CA — Taxpayers in Tuolumne County paid a combined $102,384.00 to school board members in the 2009/2010 school year, according to records requested from the Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools Office.

The compensation expense is projected to decrease by $23,360.00 to $79,024.00 in the 2010/2011 school year.

Each of the eleven school district boards set their own compensation and stipends yearly, allowing each board member to opt in or out and choose from options provided, either health insurance or a cash stipend. Only Summerville Elementary and County Schools do not offer compensation.

The following is a list of the district school boards total compensation and stipends offered for 2009/10 and projections for 2010/11.

Belleview Elementary– offers a $120 per month stipend

Three board members

Total 2009/2010 expense of $1440.00 (two members declined, one accepted)

Projected 2010/2011 expense of $1440.00 (two declined, one accepted)

Columbia Elementary-offers health insurance

Five board members

Total 2009/2010 expense of $16,783.00 (two members declined, three accepted)

Projected 2010/2011 expense of $16,783.00 (two declined, three accepted)

Curtis Creek Elementary– offers $120 per month stipend

Five board members

Total 2009/2010 expense of $4320.00 (two members declined, three accepted)

Projected 2010/2011 expense of $4320.00 (two declined, three accepted)

Groveland Unified-offers a $110 per month stipend

Five board members

Total 2009/2010 expense of $6600.00 (Five members accepted)

Total 2010/2011 expense of zero dollars (five members declined)

Jamestown Elementary-offers $126 per month stipend

Five board members

No compensation paid in either 2009/2010 and none projected for 2010/2011

Sonora Elementary– offers $150 per month stipend

Five board members

Total 2009/2010 expense of $9000.00 (five members accepted)

Total projected expense of $9000.00 (five members accepted)

Sonora High School– offers $240 per month stipend or $592.93 insurance cap

Five board members

2009/2010 expense of $27,105.00 (one member accepted stipend, four members accepted insurance)

2010/2011 expense of $9,995.00 (one member accepted stipend, one member accepted insurance and three members declined)

Soulsbyville Elementary-offers $120 per month stipend or $616.67 insurance cap

Five board members

2009/2010 expense of $19,559.00 (two members chose maximum insurance, one member chose monthly stipend, one member chose $150.94 towards insurance and one member chose $125.67 towards insurance)

2010/2011 projected expense of $19,836.00 (partial insurance increased, otherwise same allocation as 2009/10)

Summerville High School-offers $120 per month stipend or $683.25 insurance cap

Five board members

2009/2010 expense of $10,377.00 (one member chose stipend, one member accepted insurance, one member chose $61.54.00 per month towards insurance cap)

2010/2011 expense of $10,450.00 (partial insurance increased, otherwise same allocation as 2009/10)

Summerville Elementary-no compensation approved

Twain Harte Elementary-offers $120 per month stipend

Five board members

2009/2010 expense of $7200.00 (five members accepted stipend)

2010/2011 expense of $7200.00 (five members accepted stipend)

All school boards meet once per month with the exception of Sonora High and Sonora Elementary which meet twice per month.

Written by bjhansen@mlode.com.