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bornandraised
July 22nd, 2007, 11:45 AM
I have always wondered about that and didn't know how to find out. Does anyone know if there is a salary related to being a Cheektowaga School Board member and if so, what is it?

Thanks,

SabreTooth
July 22nd, 2007, 12:28 PM
I have always wondered about that and didn't know how to find out. Does anyone know if there is a salary related to being a Cheektowaga School Board member and if so, what is it?

Thanks,
My understanding is that school board members do not get any compensation. It is strictly a voluntary elected position.

charlie0407
July 22nd, 2007, 12:43 PM
I have always wondered about that and didn't know how to find out. Does anyone know if there is a salary related to being a Cheektowaga School Board member and if so, what is it?

Thanks,


No pay what so ever

crabapples
July 23rd, 2007, 09:50 AM
I think some city school boards in NY get paid. I believe Buffalo's Board members get a small stipend (like $5,000.) As for suburban schools, the answer is no. Generally a thankless job without pay. True public servants, unlike most of today's elected officials.

Micheal Joseph
July 23rd, 2007, 12:23 PM
I have always wondered about that and didn't know how to find out. Does anyone know if there is a salary related to being a Cheektowaga School Board member and if so, what is it?

Thanks,

Have you thought about contacting the HR department of the school system and asking them?

That seems the logical place to start.

Micheal

wazooo86
July 30th, 2007, 05:23 PM
No pay what so ever
charlie you know we school board members don't get paid , many have other ventures in mind

AldenBob
July 31st, 2007, 01:07 PM
charlie you know we school board members don't get paid , many have other ventures in mind

Indeed they sometimes do ....
In Alden a local childcare business owner ran for and won a seat on the SB. Guess which childcare biz. got the contract to provide the before- and after-school care right in the schools? Also, sometimes the kids make toys, etc. in their classes that are then 'donated' to the childcare biz. owned by the SB member! A for-profit biz!

charlie0407
July 31st, 2007, 01:42 PM
Indeed they sometimes do ....
In Alden a local childcare business owner ran for and won a seat on the SB. Guess which childcare biz. got the contract to provide the before- and after-school care right in the schools? Also, sometimes the kids make toys, etc. in their classes that are then 'donated' to the childcare biz. owned by the SB member! A for-profit biz!

I never thought of that

Pitbull
July 31st, 2007, 03:52 PM
Indeed they sometimes do ....
In Alden a local childcare business owner ran for and won a seat on the SB. Guess which childcare biz. got the contract to provide the before- and after-school care right in the schools? Also, sometimes the kids make toys, etc. in their classes that are then 'donated' to the childcare biz. owned by the SB member! A for-profit biz!
A similar situation happened at Depew. A recently elected school board member's son was granted a part-time summer job in June and now rumor has it his wife is up for a position at the high school this fall. Would that be considered compensation?

Santo23
July 31st, 2007, 04:18 PM
Only school board members of the 'Big 5' - New York, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Yonkers - receive compensation for their board service. Employment of a family member in the district is allowed, but along with doing business with the district, should always be heavily weighed for potential conflict of interest. Although, there are many board members and many layers in place to control any potential abuse of these positions.

crabapples
August 1st, 2007, 03:51 PM
I have no problem if a family member works in the same school district as the school board as long as that person is the most qualified person for the position. I know in my school district that there is a screening and interview process that recommends to the board a specific candidate. The board then reviews their qualifications and resume to determine if the person is a suitable appointment.

AldenBob, was this daycare the only one who applied for the job? Were they the most qualified? There are a lot of factors that go into a decision, not just a person or companies last name. There may also be instances where family members are not appointed to positions because they are not the most qualified. A person could make the claim that the process discriminated against them because of their last name too.

Just some food for thought.

Ms.Depew.to.you
August 1st, 2007, 05:05 PM
Indeed they sometimes do ....
In Alden a local childcare business owner ran for and won a seat on the SB. Guess which childcare biz. got the contract to provide the before- and after-school care right in the schools? Also, sometimes the kids make toys, etc. in their classes that are then 'donated' to the childcare biz. owned by the SB member! A for-profit biz!

Very seriously, how many larger accredited childcare companies are there in Alden that could handle a large number of children?

Cgoodsp466
August 2nd, 2007, 09:26 AM
I have always wondered about that and didn't know how to find out. Does anyone know if there is a salary related to being a Cheektowaga School Board member and if so, what is it?

Thanks,

School board members get rewarded with the ability to screw their neighbor.
The Niagara wheatfield School board is known as the new Taliban.

crabapples
August 2nd, 2007, 10:50 AM
Alden bob,

No response?

cheek res
August 2nd, 2007, 03:58 PM
School board members get rewarded with the ability to screw their neighbor.
The Niagara wheatfield School board is known as the new Taliban.


Maybe we should pay people that way we would attract new people to do a good job.

crabapples
August 2nd, 2007, 04:05 PM
Yeah, let's pay them. That has worked out real well for our town, county, state and federal elected officials have done an amazing job for us, while earning a salary based on our tax money.....

Giving them money will also include them in the State Retirement system. The costs would be unbelievable if every school board member were paid for their service. It would also make things more political and contractors who do business with the schools could contribute to specific candidates campaigns. Creating even more conflicts of interest.

Maybe those who complain about school boards should run for a seat on the board. Seriously, at least half the people last year were unopposed. It is a thankless job in that they don't get paid, but have to deal with many questions and concerns. These people do it out of public service, unlike many PAID politicians!

cheek res
August 2nd, 2007, 04:20 PM
Yeah, let's pay them. That has worked out real well for our town, county, state and federal elected officials have done an amazing job for us, while earning a salary based on our tax money.....

Giving them money will also include them in the State Retirement system. The costs would be unbelievable if every school board member were paid for their service. It would also make things more political and contractors who do business with the schools could contribute to specific candidates campaigns. Creating even more conflicts of interest.

Maybe those who complain about school boards should run for a seat on the board. Seriously, at least half the people last year were unopposed. It is a thankless job in that they don't get paid, but have to deal with many questions and concerns. These people do it out of public service, unlike many PAID politicians!

I cant argue your points with you. I am just tired of the same old crap. We have to increase your taxes because it is for the children. We have to shrink the class sizes because of your children. If we are going to make it about special interest then lets make it about that. How much worse could it really be Just a thought

AldenBob
August 3rd, 2007, 04:49 PM
Alden bob,

No response?

There are other businesses that could handle it. As has been said in the past 'It is not just impropriety but the appearance of impropriety that must be avoided.'
Want to be on the SB? Then remove your business from the running with the district. Tough choice, but so be it.

cheek res
August 4th, 2007, 08:41 AM
There are other businesses that could handle it. As has been said in the past 'It is not just impropriety but the appearance of impropriety that must be avoided.'
Want to be on the SB? Then remove your business from the running with the district. Tough choice, but so be it.

The truth of the matter is the superintedent of schools controls just about everything that goes on in the school. If he doesn't bring it to the table the board cant vote on anything. The power the board has, is only wanted he wants to give the shool board. If you have a great super you have a great school district, if not we have a district in trouble.