Panel Doubles Pay for LAUSD Board Member

By City News Service

An independent committee voted Monday to raise the yearly pay for Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education members with no outside employment to $125,000 a year from $45,637, according to a published report.

Board members who receive any salary or honorarium elsewhere will receive $50,000 a year, compared with the previous figure of $26,437, the Los Angeles Times reported.

LAUSD board members have not had a raise in years; the new salaries start in 60 days.

The report noted that the demands of the job require board members to essentially work full time while in office, and the hike in pay recognizes that reality.

Charter Measure L, approved by voters in 2007, created the LAUSD Board of Education Compensation Review Committee, which meets every five years to set compensation and benefits for board members.

When it last met in 2012, the committee, with different members, voted to make no changes to the salaries, The Times reported.

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