Credit – for this documented information – given to Superintendent Dr. Jason Glass and School District/CFO – Ms. Sandra Mutchler
Dr. Glass: “Typically, we figure benefit costs at 33% on top of Salary when budgeting for total compensation costs. Schools are required to offer health and retirement plans — it’s not an optional expense we can cut”.
Our School District reported that our Superintendent – Dr. Jason Glass receives an annual salary of $195,500.00. Add to that $64,515.00 (33% in Benefits) and an additional/presumed (unknown) amount as a (performance bonus?) for achieving and improving certain test scores of our Students in the District.
Minimum total annual salary: $260,015.00 ECT suggests that the Dr. Jason Glass family can reasonably afford all these proposed new tax increases. Can your family?
Below is from a recent/published “straight talk” from Dr. Glass.
ECT finds Dr. Glass number of 33% noticeably higher (more than double) than the number the District’s CFO ( Ms. Sandra Mutchler) passed on to the ECT at 16% in her Pie Chart. (Click Here)
Outside of our School District (that teaches roughly 9 months of the year) – does anyone know any other Eagle County business (today) that offers their employees a Benefits package of 33% of their Annual Salary?
More Curious Election FACTS: In November 2006 Eagle County Voters rejected a ballot issue (1A) that would have caused County Taxpayers to pay more in Taxes on what is collectively known today as “Early Childhood Development”. (Click Here) Their Ballot Issue/plan was to collect then spend new Taxes on/for children not old enough to attend Public School in Kindergarten. Recall that Colorado State Statute provides for a “free” and legal Public School Education for children once old enough to attend K-12. Their (1A) Ballot issue (it didn’t pass) would have LEGALLY allowed your Tax money to be spent on children before they were old enough to attend Public School Kindergarten.
Now 10 Years Later (2016): Our Eagle County School District is paying Ms. Shelley Smith a reported annually Salary of $84,541.29 for her services as our Administrator of “Early Childhood Education”.
ECT certain Ms. Smith is a very nice lady and works very hard.
ECT just can’t figure out why our School District is paying for Services – earlier rejected by the Voters in 2006. Can you? Ms. Smith’s hire date reported to be 7/6/2009.