Emery Unified School District: Failed to File
|California State Controller Betty Yee|
Challenged Emery Unified.
Emery's response?, 'No thanks,
we don't do transparency here'.
Our school district, a perennial punching bag so used to being alone near the bottom of lists and struggling for explanation, can finally enjoy what fruits can be had from being in a majority. To wit; Emery Unified's existential troubles with accountability and transparency, legendary regardless of its claims to the contrary and despite School Board Trustee Christian Patz's prodigious work in this area, has netted a new meritorious distinction. The district has joined 70% of other California school districts that failed to file to report salary and benefits data to the people of California as recently revealed by State Controller Betty Yee.
It's another case of 'trust us there's nothing to see here' from Emery Unified.
But Emeryville residents who still listen to what their school district says rather than look at what it does may want to consider this as they decide where to send their children to school:
CA Controller Publishes 2015 Salary and
Benefits Data for K-12 Education Entities
SACRAMENTO — State Controller Betty T. Yee today updated her Government Compensation in California website to include 2015 self-reported salary and benefits data for K-12 education employers, including public school districts, charter schools, and county offices of education. The data covers 648,129 positions and almost $24.81 billion in total wages.
While cities, counties, and special districts are required to report salary and benefits data to the State Controller, K-12 education employers are voluntary reporters. The State Controller’s Office requested data from 1,887 K-12 education employers, and 655 chose to report in the interest of transparency. Of those, 569 reports were complete.
Almost 70 percent of K-12 education employers did not file the requested reports or provided incomplete information.
Since the government compensation website was launched in 2010, it has registered more than nine million page views. The site now contains information on more than two million jobs in California, as reported by each government entity.
Users of the site can:
· View compensation levels on maps and search for compensation by region;
· Narrow results by name of entity or by job title;
· Build charts; and
· Export custom reports or raw data.