No Graduation, No Grades BUT Raises Abound
On April 8, 2020 – an opinion piece ran in Voice of San Diego titled: Districts Couldn’t Stop Raising Employee Pay – Now Kids Will Pay the Price
The opinion piece laid out some very interesting statistics for those in San Diego County Education as a whole. At Watchdog, we were curious what it looked like specifically for San Dieguito Union High School District.
Toddmaddison.com shines a new light on K12 Transparency in San Diego County and the light becomes even more glaring as we break it down for San Dieguito UHSD.
The People of California recognized that cuts made as a result of the Great Recession had gone too deep into education. In 2012, via Proposition 30, the people voted to increase taxes to fund better education for our kids.
According to Maddison's analysis, since 2012, funding for Schools in California has increased 43.96% or 6.26% per year. In San Dieguito Union High School District funding increased 32.99% or 4.87% per year. So yes, as stated often by the administration, school board and foundations , SDUHSD has been funded at a lesser rate compared to the over all State funding level. Watchdog has never disputed this fact.
Yet, if you look at how employees have been compensated compared to the data outlined in the Voice of San Diego piece, SDUHSD is well out of balance:
* explore the full analysis for SDUHSD here, which includes full methodology and references.