Gilbert School's Sneaky Scheme To Pass MASSIVE New taxes
Published on May 21, 2015
The last 2 overrides did not pass; so what is the new gambit to get more of your tax money? They plan to ask for 600% more money than the last time in two different ballot initiatives! Still no explanation on why the $300+ million they already have isn't sufficient to fund their spend thrift ways. Stunning!
Beginning public school teacher salaries in Gilbert are far above the income of the average working Arizonan when you take into consideration their $18,000 per year (according for former Superintendent of GPS) benefits package
One of the most stunning lies of the 2015 election was the claim that Arizona is 48th in the nation in education spending. This is like comparing apples to watermelons since the cost of living in Arizona is far lower than in most other places in the country. A dollar, in Arizona, is, literally, worth more:
11-8-15 How did Gilbert Public schools defraud Gilbert residents out if $$$$$ Millions?
1) Put 2 tax massive increases in a ballot initiative in an off cycle election (Many people don’t vote every four years; fewer vote every 2 years; so tax hikes are placed on years when the general population will have the lease amount of representation and the least % of property owners voting; giving advantage to "tax maniacs")
2) Make it a mail in only ballot (No polling stations open on election day)(Many retired people and others don’t do mail in ballots)(No chance for electioneering at the polls)
3) Lie, lie, lie X 10 to the 15th power
But, we are told that the schools are cash strapped! No raises to teachers in years! Funding to schools going down every year! Schools falling down! Buses falling apart! The Legislature is selfish and hates children!
2012 it jumped to 4.0884/100;
2013 it increased to 4.3953/100;
2014 it increased to 5.2090/100;
2015 it increased to 5.2599/100.
According to the JLBC funding to K-12 Statewide has increase 14.76% in the past 4 years
In actual dollars, funding to GPS (Gilbert Public Schools) has increased $7.1 million THIS YEAR (before the election)
ADM 36,150 2013-2014 http://www.azed.gov/superintendent/files/2015/01/safr-2014-volume-i...
ADM 36,416 2012-2013 http://www.azed.gov/superintendent/files/2014/03/safr-2013-volume-i...
ADM 36,527 2011-2012 http://www.azed.gov/superintendent/files/2013/04/2011-2012-volume-1.pdf
ADM 36,599 2010-2011 http://www.azed.gov/superintendent/files/2011/12/superintendents-an...
ADM 36,893 2009 – 2010 http://www.azed.gov/superintendent/files/2012/01/vol1.pdf
How have they spent the money? On laptops so kids can watch porn:
And those poor teachers who haven't had a raise in "like forever"?
October 25, 2011, a 0.5% one-time stipend for all staff, including teachers;
In 2012, a 2% one-time stipend for all staff, including teachers;
April 23, 2013 a 3% permanent raise for teachers;
May 13, 2014 a 1.4% permanent raise for all staff, including teachers;
March 31, 2015 a 1.6% raise for all staff including, teachers.
Actual teacher salaries:
Staci Burk 9-27-15 (Base pay not including benefits package)
In 2012, GPS teachers made between $35,557 and $66,330 (2% raise)
In 2013, GPS teachers made between $36,611 and $68,334 (3% raise)
In 2014, GPS teachers made between $37,143 and $69,290 (1.4% raise)
In 2015, GPS teachers made between $37,737 and $70,399 (1.6% raise)
NOTE: This is base pay and does not include $18,000 (according to former Superintendent Allison) per year each teacher gets in their benefits package)
Here is a screen shot sample of a recently approved list of Gilbert Public Schools teacher salaries. These amounts are the base salaries and do not include PFP (pay for performance) or stipends if applicable or $18,000 benefits package.
If you combine the starting pay with the benefits, BEGINNER’S pay in GPS is about $53,000 a year with top teacher salaries worth almost $90,000 a year. This is for a job with a 3 month vacation in the summer, Spring Break, Fall Break, Winter Break and Holidays off.
And, this is all happening at a time when over 1/2 of working Americans make less than $30,000 a year
"In 2014, half of working Americans reported an income at or below $28,851 (the median wage), and 51 percent reported an income of less than $30,000. Forty percent are making less than $20,000. The federal government considers a family of four living on an income of less than $24,250 to be impoverished."
So, teacher benefits alone are worth as much as 40% of the population's entire salaries
And, countless violations have been cited, but not punsished or stopped, for illegally using taxpayer funded resources for electioneering:
That’s what we hear and it is a ridiculous argument because the cost of living is far lower in Arizona than in most other places in the country. A modest 4 bedroom house in Gilbert can be had for less than $300,000. That same home in San Francisco will set you back $1.2million! To have the same quality of life that one would enjoy for $50,000 in Phoenix, you would need to make $87,000 a year in San Francisco and $116,000 a year in Manhattan!!
THIS IS "NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION" TAKEN TO THE EXTREME!
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