Re: “Salary Talks Under Way at Schools,” Jan. 26.
In Culver City, where the high school has been recognized as a U.S. Blue Ribbon School despite average teacher pay that is less than in Beverly Hills or Los Angeles, the teachers are requesting only a 3.35% pay increase, and the school board is offering 2.2%.
Yet, although it is one of the smallest districts, Culver City’s superintendent is paid more than the average superintendent, and apparently has been offered an 8% raise. Under these circumstances, the Culver City Board of Education should be putting its money into the classroom, not into the superintendent’s pocket. The teachers should get their 3.35%, which barely reflects the cost of living, especially after several years of lower-than-cost-of-living increases.
NORMAN H. GREEN