Skip to comments.She's in a cla$$ by herself
Posted on 03/06/2011 6:51:14 PM PST by Nachum
This is an education in extravagance. The Syosset Central School District, which serves an enclave of gated communities, ritzy eateries and children's boutiques like "Spoiled Rotten," takes the crown in employee compensation. The school superintendent, Carole Hankin -- who oversees 6,687 kids in 10 schools -- is the highest-paid in the state with $506,322 in total compensation. She collects a $386,868 salary, $67,454 in fringe benefits and $52,000 in retirement funds and expenses including use of a "late model car," plus gas. By contrast, New York City Chancellor Cathie Black, in charge of 1.1 million students and
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All her grads go to Harvard. $55,000 a year for grade inflation.
Talk about conspicuous consumption.
Personally I see no problem at all if rich people want to pay a lot of money for their public school system.
That’s why local control of schools is so important.
Despicable, just despicable. I wonder how much time this woman has actually spent in a CLASSROOM.
And this is equally stupid. A gym teacher makes more than an ENGLISH TEACHER???
$145,114: Dean Strohmayer, gym teacher
$129,818: Jeffrey Rozran, English teacher
THIS is what unions and collective bargaining are all about.
The salaries look outrageous to my Pennsylvania eyes but I do know that the cost of living is equally outrageous in those parts.
At NY real estate prices those “overpaid” teachers might be able to afford a mobile home or a doublewide—if you can even find one of them.
Sick doesn’t think it is.
The joke is on you taxpayers! Ha-ha-ha! Even if you fire me, I will still be taking home in retirement close to $500,000. Ha-ha-ha! Pay me, I'm worth it!
She’s dressed as a pirate. She is at least very self-aware.
I will ask about this however:
After state taxpayers kick in about $10 million, the district's $188.8 million budget is bankrolled by local taxes.
A Syosset resident with a $962,000 home pays more than $23,000 in taxes -- including $16,500 for schools alone.
Residents and parents are fed up.
Residents and parents are fed up? Don't they elect school board members? Who sets these salaries? I'm at a loss for words, and that doesn't happen often.
Wow indeed, that’s more than a 2% property tax rate, and I thought California was expensive.
I sat next to Hankin at a dinner party a few months ago. She relentlessly dropped the names of her important friends and talked abut her opulent lifestyle. She bragged to me, within a few minutes of meeting her, that she would have had a major appointment if Hillary had been elected.
I asked her if not living in her district was a problem, she answered no, it wasn't, because Syosset is equidistant between hew homes in Purchase and West Hampton, and besides, "I have a driver."
I didn't bother to explain that I had meant to ask whether it was a problem for her DISTRICT.
I then told her I had been working hard in my own school district to rein in the fiscal excesses. She responded that "you can't pay teachers enough."
Then, reaching for the award of the all-time worst dinner companion, she said, "People like you are ruining this country."
My property taxes are only $7k year - about 1/3 the cost of my health insurance.
Long Island property taxes are unbelievable. My late father-in-law owned a 2 bedroom house on a tiny piece of property. The place was just awful. His taxes were $10,000 a year.
I'm still wondering about these salaries, and how they came up with those numbers.
Sorry my response was to #11, not post 12.
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