An Oakland Public School Parent posted:
I’m attaching an image tweeted earlier today by
@scmaestra. and retweeted by @OaklandEA. Hopefully it will show up for you.
Just for the record, the photo you reference was from data compiled by me from information requests to OUSD regarding contract management employees in both 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years and is taken from their actual, board approved contracts. It is salary only data and does not include various perks like car allowances or health care coverage costs. The public data is available to anyone who makes the request.
In several cases, i.e.. Brigitte Marshall, the position title changed as well as the compensation. So, technically, it wasn’t a raise but a change of position. Nonetheless the salary data is accurate and I ran it past OUSD labor relations to confirm it before I put it out.
The salary data for 2014-15 is what is in the actual contract. Transparent California runs a year or two behind
At any rate, in that one year alone, 20 individuals were given raises totalling $306,079. The percentage of “change in cost” varies, but their average raise in that one year alone was 5.64%.
The salary for the four new office positions totals $637,000.
Thus, in one year alone, those 24 lucky central office individuals were the recipients of an additional $943,079 from the District’s coffers.
Compare this to the OUSD teachers per the KPIX news report on 2/5/2015:“[OEA President Trish Gorham] said teachers have only had a total increase of 3.25 percent since 2003 and a high percentage of that small amount didn’t occur until two years ago.”
IMO, the contrast, arrogance, disrespect, and unfairness speaks for itself.