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Watch Outraged Citizens Excoriate City School Superintendent Over $600,000 Salary
ijreview.com ^ | february 27, 2014

Posted on 02/28/2014 2:57:10 AM PST by lowbridge

In another example of local city officials grossly abusing government funds, the Centinela School District Superintendent was berated by justifiably angry citizens over his enormous salary.

The small California community has been shocked to discover that in addition to the $663,000 compensation package granted to Jose Fernandez, he also received a monumental loan from the school district of $900,000 at 2 percent interest over 40 years, even though he had already declared bankruptcy twice!

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: education
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aN0B6vsZi0
1 posted on 02/28/2014 2:57:10 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

These people should be outraged at themselves. They allowed this to happen. That salary could not have been given without taxpayer approval.


2 posted on 02/28/2014 3:14:56 AM PST by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: lowbridge
...he also received a monumental loan from the school district of $900,000 at 2 percent interest over 40 years, even though he had already declared bankruptcy twice!

Another 'public servant' ripping off the system...

3 posted on 02/28/2014 3:18:35 AM PST by GOPJ ({David} "Gregory, usually as alert and twitchy as a squirrel, flat-lined." Richard Cohen NYT)
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To: raybbr

I thought the same thing! Hello? he shouts from the rooftops! ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!!!!


4 posted on 02/28/2014 3:19:14 AM PST by mistfree (Their & There, they're not the same)
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To: raybbr

Yep, with these credentials, he really has the priviledge and right to be teaching children. Each KIND reproduces it’s Genus Species is what it says in Genesis.


5 posted on 02/28/2014 3:19:51 AM PST by rovenstinez
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To: raybbr

My guess is that he and the other board members who approved this ‘package’ colluded secretly to NOT advertise exactly what the compensation package was.

It was likely loosely referenced as some employment agreement in a board meeting, quickly voted upon and passed with no announcement of the details. Had anyone been suspicious and asked for the details they would have been sent on a FOIA paper chase.

In my opinion, all of that whole board are criminals and should be imprisoned. If they can’t be convicted on the salary, giving a sweetheart loan of over $900K at 2% over 40 years is likely illegal because it commits resources outside their respective terms and was not a publically advertised debt commitment put to the voters.


6 posted on 02/28/2014 3:34:18 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Gaffer

I think if the state, county, and local city would just publish once a year.....these are our employee positions, and how much each makes and what their pension deal would be....the public would fire all of their representatives. Nobody would stand there and allow the dimwits to hire some sheriff for $190,000 a year. Nor would they allow the chief county nurse to get a pension deal of $140,000 a year. Nor would the chief of the local fire department get a wage of $270,000 a year.


7 posted on 02/28/2014 3:47:09 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: lowbridge

They voted for this. They asked for this.
And, I’ll bet every single one of them are Obama supporters.


8 posted on 02/28/2014 3:59:01 AM PST by RandallFlagg ("I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it." --Quigley)
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To: pepsionice

These people need to have to pay back what they have stolen from the taxpayers.


9 posted on 02/28/2014 3:59:32 AM PST by jazzlite (esat)
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To: lowbridge

Apparently, the School District laid off 46 teachers while this criminal was collecting all that booty. Hopefully this is a wake up call to the community. The Super’s English is heavily accented too....wonder if he’s even legal?


10 posted on 02/28/2014 4:01:25 AM PST by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: raybbr

Usually, this is considered a personnel matter and dealt with behind closed doors. The news is usually buried in the minutes of the meeting which no one bothers to or can’t read.


11 posted on 02/28/2014 4:06:02 AM PST by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: lowbridge

Obviously George Bush’s fault along with that vast Right Wing Conspiracy of the anti-woman, anti-minority GOP! Any clearer proof needed of the need to get California under the firm control of the ever-benevolent Democrat plantation, where none of these type of shenanigans can happen without proper approval (and tithing!) It will be a golden day when the animals can rule themselves and we can have the Animal Farm utopia that has been promised for decades!

Oink, oink! /no sarcasm was injured in the production of this screed!


12 posted on 02/28/2014 4:12:38 AM PST by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: GOPJ

Another ‘public servant’ ripping off the system…

Actually another “public servant” take advantage of the rules that the stupid voters helped put into place. No sympathy for the voters at all. Good for this guy to have such a deal. He should not shed on bit of guilt from his body.


13 posted on 02/28/2014 4:23:53 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: pepsionice

In New York you can see the salaries of every municipal employee. It wouldn’t stop the abuses like in California but it would be there for all to see. ( http://seethroughny.net/)


14 posted on 02/28/2014 5:24:59 AM PST by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: raybbr

Remember boys & girls - public schools need more money for the children.


15 posted on 02/28/2014 5:26:24 AM PST by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: lowbridge

This story is rampant all over the country.
In our rural county with 3 high schools, nine schools in all, the supe makes close to $175K and had the board buy $1.3 mill of iPads for every student.
We should have the smartest kids ever in our county with that kind of “investment” but most can barely crack 1000 in the SATs, if they even take them.
This is what comes from tax payer apathy and letting the unions run amok...


16 posted on 02/28/2014 5:38:41 AM PST by matginzac
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To: lowbridge

Quite often the citizenry is too occupied with their day jobs and families to attend regular BOE/Town meetings, which allows this shameless corruption by local political “lifers.”


17 posted on 02/28/2014 5:41:00 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: DTogo

That “more money ...for the children” thing is running thin. What a racket these public bums have.


18 posted on 02/28/2014 6:09:36 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: lowbridge

Democrats (and unions) have for decades been costing taxpayers ridiculous amounts of money to run the US education system, and we lag behind the rest of the industrialized world in every educational metric ... maybe people are finally getting fed up with “public servants” feathering their own nests at the expense of all the rest of us ...


19 posted on 02/28/2014 8:59:05 AM PST by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: lowbridge

welcome to Mexifornia


20 posted on 02/28/2014 9:13:39 AM PST by Wuli
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To: napscoordinator
I'll bet NOT ONE PERSON in that city (other than a fellow government employee shyster ) voted to give the jerk a $600,000 a year salary.

Prove me wrong....

21 posted on 02/28/2014 9:37:15 AM PST by GOPJ ({David} "Gregory, usually as alert and twitchy as a squirrel, flat-lined." Richard Cohen NYT)
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To: lowbridge

It is for the children.


22 posted on 02/28/2014 10:00:56 AM PST by Organic Panic
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To: lowbridge

The should have escorted that smug son of bitch off the stage...

I’d investigate the entire board, bank records, financial, criminal, travel, everything going back to their grammar school years.

Those in government once again gang bang the American private sector over and over and over....


23 posted on 02/28/2014 10:11:25 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: lowbridge

The super claims he is worth it, and he may be. But without knowing the previous conditions of the district and budgets, it’s difficult to say.


24 posted on 02/28/2014 2:47:06 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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I’ll add, his job may be done now, and he can move on to another district that requires his self-acclaimed skills.


25 posted on 02/28/2014 2:48:24 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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