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SRVUSD board to vote on salary increase for top-tier management

Staff recommend 8.5% raise plus one-time bonus

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education is set Tuesday to consider proposed salary increases and bonuses for its high-level management and other staff that would align with recently approved increases for unionized employees and educators following negotiations.

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Proposed agreements with the district's Tier IV management and confidential employees, as well as Superintendent John Malloy and his cabinet, would see the same 8.5% salary increase agreed to in union negotiations applied to non-unionized employees at the helm of SRVUSD leadership.

"The district has reached tentative agreements with SRVEA, CSEA and SEIU bargaining units, in accordance with the requirements of AB 1200 Public Disclosure documents along with Certification that the district can meet the costs incurred during the term of this agreement," Evan Miller, executive director of business services, said in a staff report. "The same increase will be applied to the salary schedules for all management and confidential employees."

If approved, the measures would result in an estimated budget impact of $449,340 for the agreement with Tier IV management and confidential employees for the current fiscal year, along with $115,866 in ongoing costs and a one-time cost of $13,361 for Malloy and his cabinet.

"Based on the district's multi-year projection, the CCCOE agrees with the district's certification that the district can afford this salary agreement," Bill Clark, interim deputy superintendent for the county office of education, said in a letter to the district. "If the district's projected ADA and Revenue Assumptions come in lower than expected, the district may need a plan to reduce any deficit. We encourage the district to be prudent in its spending and mindful that any further negotiated settlements could cause the district to look at implementing additional reductions."

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Staff are recommending that the board vote to approve the increases, which would see those in the groups affected by the agreements paid out an additional 8.5% in salary increases effective July 1, 2022, and a one-time bonus of 1% of their salary as of Nov. 1, 2022.

The SRVUSD board is set to gather for their next regular meeting on Tuesday (Jan. 17) at 7 p.m. The agenda is available here.

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SRVUSD board to vote on salary increase for top-tier management

Staff recommend 8.5% raise plus one-time bonus

by / Danville San Ramon

Uploaded: Mon, Jan 16, 2023, 7:24 pm

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education is set Tuesday to consider proposed salary increases and bonuses for its high-level management and other staff that would align with recently approved increases for unionized employees and educators following negotiations.

Proposed agreements with the district's Tier IV management and confidential employees, as well as Superintendent John Malloy and his cabinet, would see the same 8.5% salary increase agreed to in union negotiations applied to non-unionized employees at the helm of SRVUSD leadership.

"The district has reached tentative agreements with SRVEA, CSEA and SEIU bargaining units, in accordance with the requirements of AB 1200 Public Disclosure documents along with Certification that the district can meet the costs incurred during the term of this agreement," Evan Miller, executive director of business services, said in a staff report. "The same increase will be applied to the salary schedules for all management and confidential employees."

If approved, the measures would result in an estimated budget impact of $449,340 for the agreement with Tier IV management and confidential employees for the current fiscal year, along with $115,866 in ongoing costs and a one-time cost of $13,361 for Malloy and his cabinet.

"Based on the district's multi-year projection, the CCCOE agrees with the district's certification that the district can afford this salary agreement," Bill Clark, interim deputy superintendent for the county office of education, said in a letter to the district. "If the district's projected ADA and Revenue Assumptions come in lower than expected, the district may need a plan to reduce any deficit. We encourage the district to be prudent in its spending and mindful that any further negotiated settlements could cause the district to look at implementing additional reductions."

Staff are recommending that the board vote to approve the increases, which would see those in the groups affected by the agreements paid out an additional 8.5% in salary increases effective July 1, 2022, and a one-time bonus of 1% of their salary as of Nov. 1, 2022.

The SRVUSD board is set to gather for their next regular meeting on Tuesday (Jan. 17) at 7 p.m. The agenda is available here.

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C. R. Mudgeon
Registered user
Danville
on Jan 17, 2023 at 8:28 am
C. R. Mudgeon, Danville
Registered user
on Jan 17, 2023 at 8:28 am

The “philosophy” of giving top management of SRVUSD the same raises as were negotiated with the unions has one obvious flaw. It incentivizes management to agree to the largest raises they can get away with, so as to obtain the same large raises for themselves.


H
Registered user
San Ramon Valley High School
on Jan 17, 2023 at 11:07 am
H, San Ramon Valley High School
Registered user
on Jan 17, 2023 at 11:07 am

C. R. Mudgeon Yes! It seems like a tremendous conflict of interest!


Mike Arata
Registered user
Danville
on Jan 18, 2023 at 4:23 pm
Mike Arata, Danville
Registered user
on Jan 18, 2023 at 4:23 pm

Spot on, “C.R. Mudgeon”! It’s called collusive “bargaining.” The local teacher union (SRVEA) has essentially puppeteered SRVUSD’s curriculum and finances since 1990, when the union was able to take over the Board of Education with its own selected/backed candidates.

Current salary schedules for the District’s many tiers, including teachers and administrators, are available at Web Link , additional comment at Web Link . Last (calendar) year’s actual compensation, including benefits, is compiled by Transparent California, at Web Link .

Mr. Malloy’s salary, approved as expected on Tuesday evening, now becomes $384,661 — before adding benefits and another one-time COVID-related boost of another 1%. The District received nearly $77 Million altogether in state and federal COVID dollars.

Particularly in what Mr. Malloy sensationalized falsely as the “Cal High Racist Incident 5.23.22” ( Web Link ), he proved himself a glib propagandist, much appreciated by left-wing local media, and simultaneously a wrongly elevated individual who was willing to throw a large group of students overboard in order to preserve a fabricated narrative that was more to his liking — and his apparent policy convenience in hiring expensive, so-called equity liaisons.

Somehow, Mr. Malloy previously made do with his $310,000 (presumably Canadian dollars) high-point salary as director — what we’d call superintendent — of the much larger Toronto District School system (some 255,000 students, = 9x current SRVUSD enrollment, and nearly 600 schools vs. 35 schools here).

His original contract specified just 225 annual work days, up to 52 paid vacation days eventually, plus all state holidays and two sick-leave weeks.


Lamar Hodges
Registered user
Blackhawk
on Jan 19, 2023 at 11:00 am
Lamar Hodges, Blackhawk
Registered user
on Jan 19, 2023 at 11:00 am

"Mr. Malloy’s salary, approved as expected on Tuesday evening, now becomes $384,661....he proved himself a glib propagandist, much appreciated by left-wing local media, and simultaneously a wrongly elevated individual who was willing to throw a large group of students overboard in order to preserve a fabricated narrative that was more to his liking..."

^ That's a very lucrative salary along with the various perks.

As district superintendent, Mr. Malloy's various positions and actions should be more reflective of the district parents and students whom he serves.

Issues like woke awareness, Critical Race Theory, and LGBTQ enlightenments are best reserved for the college level.


Mike Arata
Registered user
Danville
on Jan 19, 2023 at 1:58 pm
Mike Arata, Danville
Registered user
on Jan 19, 2023 at 1:58 pm

At Tuesday evening’s meeting, the School Board did discuss uncoupling pay/benefit increases for SRVUSD’s most highly compensated management employees (e.g., Mr. Malloy) from automatic “me-too” copying of percentage raises given teachers and classified staff.

But given current expectations (implicit or contractually explicit) of SRVUSD’s richly compensated managerial employees, halting the “me too” presumption was deferred to some later date.

Board member Shelley Clark, meanwhile, was unhappy to hear my criticisms of Mr. Malloy’s superintendency. She tried to justify his immediate jump to Step 4 in the superintendent salary schedule upon his 2020 arrival here, and petulantly complained about what she characterized as my “over-and-over rehashing history” [of numerous, recent SRVUSD scandals], claiming that her Board “did everything that they could to correct the issues.”

“So,” she continued, “if you [Arata] have further comments, please make them relevant to what we’re doing now.” I was inclined to answer immediately, out loud, but did not because Board rules do not such permit back-and-forth debate.

So I wrote to Ms. Clark earlier today (copying other Board members and Malloy) that in fact my comments were fully germane to the Agenda item under discussion, i.e. Malloy’s putative fitness and retroactive $30,135 salary increase.

Further, said I, the issues I reviewed have generally been insufficiently remediated or completely untouched, including:

• Malloy’s defamatory amplifying of a fabricated social media post in his “Cal High Racist Incident 5.23.22” District letter;

• Administrative backing of a sunglasses-wearing male student who invaded a girls’ locker room;

• Balkanizing, racialist division, with alleged “oppressors” vs. alleged “victims”;

• Continuing confusion of SRVUSD’s youngest kids by teachers “queering the classroom” (their term) with inapposite pronouns and LGBTQ-themed read-alouds;

• Pornography in high school libraries.


H
Registered user
San Ramon Valley High School
on Jan 19, 2023 at 7:49 pm
H, San Ramon Valley High School
Registered user
on Jan 19, 2023 at 7:49 pm

For the past two years, Dr. Malloy has deceived and divided the community. I've been personally misled by Dr. Malloy on several occasions and given false promises regularly. Regardless of these deceptions, a superintendent should be looking after the best interests of the children in his/her care. Regardless of what you think about any mannequin head, Dr. Malloy clearly did not care about the 20+ girls on the cheer/stunt teams and the consequences of his Mellvillian obsession with appeasing extremist and anonymous social media accounts above anything else. Nor does Dr. Malloy care about girls being (allegedly) sexually assaulted in locker rooms or by teachers in class and during athletics. Instead, he cared more about looking a particular way online than he cared about the wellbeing of these girls. He still doesn't care about the wellbeing of these girls as he spent close to $2,000,000 in taxpayer money to create equity cops that answer only to him and do nothing to protect these girls from the bullying he created, or from being (allegedly) sexually assaulted on campus by SRVUSD employees. This all needs to stop. There needs to be accountability and honesty. Giving someone a 9% raise after dozens of girls have been harassed and victimized while a community has been divided like never before is not right.

At some point very very soon, Shelley Clark will be facing the voters again. She directly lied to her constituents last election, I doubt the voters of Area 2 will be fooled by her lies again.


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