John T. Salazar

Education Matters: San Dieguito pay raises and more

Buried on page 1,366 of a monster 1,399-page April 19 board meeting agenda was a request for the San Dieguito Union High School District school board to approve pay raises for management and so-called “non-represented” employees.

This item was approved by a vote of 4-1. The raises are retroactive back to July 1, 2017 – retroactive raises being a rarity for most workers except those in the public sector.

It exempts Superintendent Eric Dill, who is paid $235,400, not including benefits. But all four of his associate superintendents received the raise, bringing their salaries up to $196,443 from $195,466, an annual increase of $977.

The pay increase is minimal – 0.05...