I APPLAUD THE ABOVE IDEA - BUT 5% WON'T BEGIN TO EVEN PAY THE INTEREST ON THE DEBT THEY ARE RUNNING UP>>>><quoted text>
Cut Teacher and Administrator salaries 5% across the board. That should pay for all you stated and then some.
The following numbers have been compiled from the above State of Georgia website's publicly available 2012 Financial Reports for the Union County Board of Education. All numbers are for Union County BOE / 2012.
Total 2012 Union County BOE Salaries:$17,537,403.31
* includes everyone, 554+/- employees
Total Audit of Payments Made in 2012 by the BOE:$29,006,697.70
* includes everything - salaries, textbooks, electricity, computers, food, etc..
Comparing the 2 above numbers, Salaries accounted for 60% of Total Expenditures
Bottom Half (lowest paid 277 employees) make:$2,872,072.95
* 50% of the people make 16% of the money.
Top Half (highest paid 277 employees) make:$14,665,330.36
* 50% of the people make 84% of the money
Top 10 BOE Employees make a combined $900,340.00
167 Employees make over $50,000 each for a combined total of:$10,518,611.69
* 30% of the people make 60% of the money
An across the board pay cut of 5% on the Top 50% of BOE Employees would save the county $733,266 / year.
MORE FACTS FROM THE 2012 BOE SPLOST SCHEDULE:
~ The School District has INCURRED INTEREST to provide ADVANCE FUNDING as follows:$2,256,175.00
~ BOE Portion of Project 1/SPLOST '08 is underfunded as of June 30, 2012 by $8,973,565.09
THOSE ARE THE FACTS.