According to the website for the California Foundation for Fiscal Responsibility (CFFR), four former Coronado Unified School District employees are members of what they call the "$100,000 Club" for California pensioners that draw in excess of $100,000 annually in pension payments.
They are Susan Coyle, Nancy Girvin, Robert McLaughlin and Joyce Weaver.
None of the four are listed in the Coronado Telephone Book presently and presumably have chosen to enjoy their retirement days away from Coronado. Reportedly Coyle is in Solana Beach, Girvin in El Cajon, and Weaver in Dexter, Oregon. McLaughlin's whereabouts is unknown.
Three of the four were administrators while they were employed in Coronado: Coyle, Girvin and Weaver. Coyle was Assistant Superintendent for quite some time before fleeting up to Superintendent prior to her retirement. Girvin was the principal of the Middle School and Weaver was the principal at Strand Elementary. McLaughlin taught 3rd grade at Village Elementary.
In terms of amounts, Ms. Coyle tops the list at $159,095.76 annually, which is over $13,000 per month. Ms. Girvin is at the bottom of list at $104,469.36--just over $9,400 per month. The total amount paid in pensions to these four individuals alone totals approximately half a million dollars each year, an amount which can be expected to go up with regular "cost of living" increases.
Of course the number of Coronado Unified District employees joining the "$100,000 Club" can also be expected to go up over time.
Pensioners that draw just under $100,000, or substantially smaller amounts, are not listed by name on the website, which reportedly gathers its data from the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS). The slogan on the CalSTRS website is "How will you spend your future?"
On their www.fixpensionsfirst.com website, the California Foundation for Fiscal Responsibility describes itself as "a 501(c)(3) organization committed to educating the public and key decision makers about California public employee retirement benefit issues and developing fiscally responsible solutions that are fair to employees, employers and taxpayers. CFFR believes managing the pension and retiree health care obligations promised to public employees is the most critical public finance issue facing the state."
Beyond the information about CUSD pensioners, there is quite a bit of additional information about California pensions in general and associated initiatives to bring them under control on the site. "Entitlement Spending" is, of course, one of the biggest problems facing government today on both the State and Federal levels. For example, in the California FY2014 budget, the amount spent on pensions will equal the amount spent on education this year (both at 19% of the overall budget), exceeded only by the amount spent on health care (24%) and just a bit more than the amount spent on welfare (13%).
The below screenshot relating to Coronado Unified "$100,000 Club" pensions was taken from the CFFR website, which you can see for yourself here.
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