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LAUSD coaches work for less than minimum wage, panel hears
LAUSD coaches work for less than minimum wage, panel hears

After hearing an overview of the state of athletic programs in the Los Angeles Unified School District, audience members at a presentation to a Board of Education panel didn't know whether to laugh or cry. LAUSD teams have produced Hall of Famers such as John Elway, Don Drysdale, Ozzie Smith and Warren Moon from a community that the Lakers, Clippers, Dodgers, Kings and Galaxy call home. But the news from the district was discouraging. Here are some of the details provided by Trent Cornelius, the district's coordinator of athletics, at the presentation last week: •The average coaching stipend is $2,175.58, and it hasn't changed since 1999. At 18 hours per week...

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