School districts in Ohio fund the operations of the Ohio School Boards Associations (OSBA). OSBA then turns around and lobbies the state to directly benefit district administrators. This is to be expected since OSBA is run, for the most part, by retired school administrators.
The latest OSBA email reads:
Additionally, after careful review of SB 5, we believe one specific provision would have unintended consequences. The bill would eliminate the authority for school boards to pay the "employee share" of contributions to the school employee and teacher retirement systems. Often, this practice applies only to district administrators. Like adjustments in salaries, school boards have used this tool to mange the overall compensation and benefits package for employees.
This provision could cause changes in compensation that disproportionately affect some employees, but not others. We have asked for this provision to be removed, allowing boards the flexibility to address the issue locally, but requiring the appropriate transparency practices described in other parts of the bill.
In other words, school administrators are using your tax dollars to have OSBA lobby to keep the pickup, and the pickup on the pickup.
The real nonsense is the comment about "appropriate transparency." The whole point of the pickups is to hide compensation from the public.
Have these people no shame?
Note: The OSBA contribution is not listed on the cut plan. No kidding.