My Own Mini-Doom

Being very wary of treading on the Mistress of DOOOOM’s turf but here’s a quick snapshot of my own local School Board Bit O’Doom

Current budget for salaries: 87,589,651
Proposed budget for salaries: 86,061,418
Percentage difference: -1.7%

Current budget for employee benefits: 23,275,294
Proposed budget for employee benefit: 28,039,016
Percentage difference: +20.5%

That’s right: salaries decrease roughly 2% but the cost in benefits goes up by over 20%.

Hurray for New Math!
New-ew-ew Math
It won’t do us a bit of good ‘cos we’re
Screwed Math…

4 Responses to “My Own Mini-Doom”

  1. major dad says:

    That’s what you call cashing in.

  2. Ave says:

    I’d vote “No” – they didn’t even address the employee benefits issue in the “Highlights” section of their magnificent proposal. We now pay $20,000/yr in school tax in Chappaqua – all because the hamlet voters swallowed the argument that budget increases were necessary in order to deliver high quality education to the students…never mind the high priced staff benefits.

  3. WunderKraut says:

    Meanwhile in the private sector, my benefits keep getting cut. Said goodbye to dental and vision this year.

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