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Watch Outraged Citizens Excoriate City School Superintendent Over $600,000 Salary
Independent Journal ^ | 26 February 2014

Posted on 03/02/2014 1:42:45 PM PST by Lorianne

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!

Unfortunately, there is no indication that any illegal act was committed, and shockingly, the superintendent actually defends his salary, saying he took over a district that had facilities “similar to Haiti.” The district includes only three High Schools, with about 6,500 students.

Makes you wonder how many other cities have such officials cashing in at the expense of their constituents’ well-being.

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1 posted on 03/02/2014 1:42:45 PM PST by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

kalifornia, A good place to be from..... FAR FROM.


2 posted on 03/02/2014 1:53:01 PM PST by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Lorianne

Just mind boggling.


3 posted on 03/02/2014 1:54:57 PM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: Lorianne

Has none of these citizens attended a school board meeting?


4 posted on 03/02/2014 1:56:10 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Lorianne

More commentary from Friday’s thread:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3127897/posts?page=1


5 posted on 03/02/2014 1:57:57 PM 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: Lorianne

Government is a crime syndicate.


6 posted on 03/02/2014 2:07:39 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Lorianne

Welcome to Mexico


7 posted on 03/02/2014 2:08:32 PM PST by Regulator
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To: Lorianne

You could eliminate 90% of the headcount of any school administration and not skip a beat.


8 posted on 03/02/2014 2:10:09 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Lorianne

Sounds like their issue is with the school board or other body that is responsible for the fiscal concerns of the district.
If the guy is living up to his side of the agreement, then the district should live up to theirs.


9 posted on 03/02/2014 2:13:46 PM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: Lorianne
Unfortunately, there is no indication that any illegal act was committed,

Unfortunately? Why do people always want to see people in trouble. Good that the guy stayed above board. All these stories are BS. The guy was hired and this is what he is given. What they need to do is change the rules for the next person in the job. Of course it will be a woman and they will complain about how woman make less money. We can't win.

10 posted on 03/02/2014 2:15:41 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Lorianne

misdirected anger. bet they all voted for the people who made this happen in the first place


11 posted on 03/02/2014 2:27:45 PM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Lorianne

When people talk about “investing in education,” this is where the money goes.


12 posted on 03/02/2014 2:28:37 PM PST by BinaryBoy (Starve the RINOs: Not one dollar, not one vote.)
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To: BinaryBoy
When people talk about “investing in education,” this is where the money goes.

BINGO!

13 posted on 03/02/2014 2:28:53 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: PubliusMM

I’m just sick of people being outraged about things they allow to happen.

I see the same thing locally. People are complaining about the passage of a millage that raised taxes for the school district but only a few dozen people bothered to vote aside from virtually every school employee.


14 posted on 03/02/2014 2:29:26 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Lorianne

From the article.

“Rojas, Rocio Pizano, Gloria Ramos and President Maritza Molina — were on the panel that unanimously approved Fernandez’s employment contract in late 2009.”

All good dimoKKKRATS to be sure. Doing what dimoKKKRATS to best in raiding the coffers.


15 posted on 03/02/2014 2:33:36 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: napscoordinator
Unfortunately? Why do people always want to see people in trouble. Good that the guy stayed above board. All these stories are BS. The guy was hired and this is what he is given. What they need to do is change the rules for the next person in the job.

The last time a small California town (remember the Bell scandal?) had people making this kind of money a bunch of people got indicted. The officials there claimed everything was legal and above board also.

16 posted on 03/02/2014 2:37:42 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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Less than $2.7k to go!!

Make Today, Day 61 the day!

17 posted on 03/02/2014 2:38:13 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Lorianne

Redeem yourself, Jose. Put a bullet in your head.


18 posted on 03/02/2014 2:41:41 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Lorianne
Makes you wonder how many other cities have such officials cashing in at the expense of their constituents’ well-being.

My small city (in VT ~18K people is a city) paid a school commissioner $100K to go away. Paid a city manager $140K to go away. There was also a shady real estate deal with a previous city manager that had the city paying for part of his house. What goes on in city hall is smaller in scale but just as crooked as in DC.

19 posted on 03/02/2014 2:59:55 PM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Straight Vermonter

You want a real cluster-you-know-what, look no further than the Dallas Independent School District.


20 posted on 03/02/2014 3:01:48 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Lorianne

just wait until you find out about his rest-of-his-life govt pension...


21 posted on 03/02/2014 4:05:51 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Regulator
Welcome to Mexico

I was greeted today by a checker at a Walmart in CA with a cheery Como esta? That's short for how are you, for those few who have not yet learned simple Spanish. He realized I wasn't Mexican and was quite apologetic for not greeting me in English. I let him off the hook, partially, with "I understand, a lot of your customers are Spanish-speaking," then let him have it with "but this is the United States."

22 posted on 03/02/2014 5:28:29 PM PST by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: luvbach1

Did he get indignant?


23 posted on 03/02/2014 5:58:56 PM PST by Regulator
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To: Lorianne

From another article: (looks like the school board is 100% Hispanic)
School Superintendents, the nation’s highest paid migrant workers!

“Four of the five current board members — Rojas, Rocio Pizano, Gloria Ramos and President Maritza Molina — were on the panel that unanimously approved Fernandez’s employment contract in late 2009. The contract includes a bevy of perks and benefits that added nearly $400,000 to his base salary in calendar year 2013. Although $215,000 of that came from a one-time expense, the contract grants Fernandez a 9 percent raise annually.

It also allowed him to take a $910,000 loan from the district at 2 percent interest to purchase a home in affluent Ladera Heights.


24 posted on 03/02/2014 7:01:46 PM PST by vette6387
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To: dfwgator
The private Catholic school I attended for most of my education, enrollment around 1000 in grades 7-12, had a headmaster, a Dean of Studies, and a Dean of Students, along with the standard academic department heads.

That was it for "administration."

25 posted on 03/02/2014 7:08:33 PM PST by Trailerpark Badass (There should be a whole lot more going on than throwing bleach, said one woman.)
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To: Regulator
Did he get indignant?

Regarding correcting his Spanish greeting, to his credit he did not.

26 posted on 03/02/2014 10:10:02 PM PST by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: Lorianne

$uperintendent of $ocialist Indoctrination Centers Making Big Buck$? Who’da thunkit?

Socialism Is Legal Plunder - Bastiat

http://www.usdebtclock.org


27 posted on 03/03/2014 3:54:12 AM PST by PGalt
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