The L.A. School Board is getting a major pay raise thanks to members of an obscure city commission. On Monday, the Education Compensation Review Committee voted to approve a 174% pay raise that will take effect in 60 days. That means that for board members who don't have outside employment will now see their pay increase to $125,000 per year from $45,637.
For those board members who are otherwise employed or receive some kind of honorarium will receive $50,000 a year as opposed to $26,437 as they were previously receiving. The raise goes into effect in 60 days.
The city charter states that the Board of Education's compensation is to be set every five years by a seven-member board of people, who are chosen by local officials, including Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Council President Herb Wesson.
A first-year teacher at LAUSD starts at $50,368, with the average teacher's salary clocking in at around $75,000 per year.