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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:24 PM

CEO of non-profit that services FL Juvenile Justice System..over $1.2 million a year public money.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/12/27/v-fullstory/3158686/florida-department-of-juvenile.html

Florida Department of Juvenile Justice calls executive’s pay ‘excessive’

A nonprofit company that holds two dozen state contracts to care for troubled juveniles in Florida pays its chief executive more than $1.2 million a year in salary and benefits, most of it courtesy of taxpayers.

Outraged, the state Department of Juvenile Justice says the money paid to William Schossler is excessive and should be spent to help kids.

...“This is a hell of a way to do business, throwing me under the bus,” Schossler said of Walters’ criticism.

The foundation opposes the elimination of its funding under Walters’ reorganization proposal.


Floridians might be beginning to be aware of where their taxpayer money is going. In October we learned about a failed charter school in Orlando which paid their principal $824,000 while only allowing $366,000 on teacher salaries and instruction in the 2010-2011 school year.

http://journals.democraticunderground.com/madfloridian/8490

The principal in question not only received a $519,000 severance check, but she took home her $305,000 annual salary for a grand total of $824,000 during the 2010-2011 school year. The Orlando Sentinel also reported last week the school only spent $366,000 on teacher salaries and instruction during that school year. Nothing can justify that imbalance, especially for the leader of a charter that failed.

Public school district superintendents don't even make that kind of unconscionable salary. School boards would face public rage for even proposing such pay.

.."Last week the Miami Herald reported that Charter Schools USA handed out in excess of $205,000 in contributions to political organizations and candidates for this election, three times the amount the Fort Lauderdale-based company spent two years ago.

That money must come from the profits the company earns at taxpayer expense; in effect, the public is paying that political price so charter schools can leverage even greater profits from the Legislature.




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Reply CEO of non-profit that services FL Juvenile Justice System..over $1.2 million a year public money. (Original post)
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Response to madfloridian (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:41 PM

1. Privatization at its finest.

 

If this was a union worker the repubs would have a lynching.

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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 09:00 PM

2. Florida leading the way...

the wrong way as usual.

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Response to madfloridian (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 02:09 AM

3. Schossler really has his nose out of joint. He wants that money.

I don't hear him being very concerned about the juveniles in the system...he is more concerned about himself.

The previous year, Schossler made $382,906 in salary and $579,914 in bonuses and incentive compensation, that year’s IRS filing shows.

Schossler, who worked for 15 years in state corrections and social services jobs, said the foundation board of directors decided he deserved a boost to his retirement package after years of building up the foundation. Some of the compensation was in the form of land that the foundation no longer needed, he said.

“You work your butt off for 25 years, and then you get ready to retire, and somebody decides to pay you some retirement money and somebody doesn’t like that,” Schossler said.


Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/12/27/v-fullstory/3158686/florida-department-of-juvenile.html#storylink=cpy

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Fri Dec 28, 2012, 04:13 PM

4. Million dollar salaries for private company CEOs who run public entities, paid partly by taxpayers

I am kicking this quickly disappearing post because that kind of stuff is happening all over now. Just happening faster in Florida.

And if we question they say we are throwing them under the bus.

That money should not be going into some CEOs pockets, it should be going to help juveniles in the system.

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