Sonora, CA– A new on-line poll reveals that 67 percent of participants, do not believe Tuolumne County School Board members should receive compensation. 22 percent of those taking part in the myMotherLode.com poll did favor compensation for school board members, while 10 percent were undecided.
According to records requested from the Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools Office, taxpayers in Tuolumne County paid a combined $102,384.00 to school board members in the 2009/2010 school year. The compensation is expected to decrease by $23,360.00 to $79,024.00 in the 2010/2011 school year.
Only Summerville Elementary and County Schools do not offer compensation. 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.
The poll is from data received between 8/03/10 and 08/06/10. 530 people participated in the myMotherLode.com poll.