salaries

Hold educators accountable

Re: “Salary tops $100K annually for 19 administrators at Sierra College,” Journal, Jan. 22: I think it was noteworthy to hear the student body president, Andrew Nelson, state ...

Our View: College expenses worth the scrutiny

Editor's note: The editorial below has been changed to reflect that the $2.5 million in total salary figures for 19 Sierra College staff members includes administrative positions s ...

NBA has much, wants more

Lately, I have been hearing a lot about the NBA lockout. Though it is finally settled, I still find it outrageous that the players are getting hugely overpaid, and are asking for e ...

Auburn school district could still face mid-year cuts

Despite concerns of possible mid-year cuts, the Auburn Union School District board approved car allowances and cell phone stipends for the upcoming year. A two-year furlough agreem ...

Consolidate school districts; curb costs

While we are on the subject of “salary” for the (new) Loomis Superintendent of Schools (Journal, June 16), I believe the community of Auburn and particularly the parents of sch ...

City undercuts a living wage

The city of Auburn has begun on its path toward becoming a charter city. During a city council meeting (May 9), the proposal to create a committee that would have allowed residents ...

Our teachers undervalued

Teacher paychecks aren’t high enough because of the school budget problem. While some teachers are doing perfectly fine, others are either being laid off, or put on part-time. ...

Amgen tour, Giants among 2010’s top local stories

Following are my choices for the top 10 local stories of 2010. They are in reverse order, saving the most prominent for last. Reader interest, and reader feedback, played a large ...

City salaries spark resident comments

Although several Auburn city management staff are making more than $100,000 annually, most of them are making substantially less than the same positions in neighboring cities. Loca ...

Placer has its own bit of Bell

Well, it appears that the Bell, Calif. plague is alive and well here in our education department (Journal, Sept. 28). Who sets these salaries and perks? I bet it’s some other pu ...

Education administrators making almost $200,000

Some local teachers and residents are upset and confused about the salaries of Placer County Office of Education administrators, including a position that makes more than a similar ...

City Council members take pay cuts

Health benefits and life insurance set Lincoln’s City Council apart from the councils of four area cities. The total amount of pay this fiscal year for Lincoln City Council memb ...

Public waking up to reality

We are all aware of the bad part of a recession that creates misery from unemployment but perhaps there is a good part. Prior to this current recession, our government “leaders ...

Cut pensions to help others

When is Placer County going to wise up about these inflated salaries and pensions? In this dismal economy, they reduce benefits for the poor and lay off workers but they won’t re ...

Administrative salaries killed schools

To the college administrators and anyone else on the dark side of California education: How dare you? How dare you force us to pay more each semester, while all it does is go into ...