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Poland Schools

Published: Sun, October 28, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

Poland Schools

Nov. 6 election

A 5.9-mill, five-year additional emergency operating levy would generate $2,181,867 annually.

The owner of a $100,000 home would pay $180.68 annually.

Average teacher salary: $56,073

Average administrator salary: $70,720

Employee health insurance contribution for teachers and administrators: 5 percent of the premium.

Pension contributions: Employees pay 10 percent of their earnings while the district pays 14 percent.

Source: Mahoning County Auditor’s office and Poland schools


1dennishough(5 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

Why do employees only pay 5% of the premium? Here is some quick math: Poland has a $19M budget. Probably 80% of that is salaries and benefits, and maybe 40% of that number is benefits. Having the employees pay 20% of their healthcare would net the district just over 900K per year. Remind me again why the district so desperately needs an extra $2M of our tax dollars? Looks like there is more room to cut in the district. As mentioned in the article, the cuts are working, and the deficit is shrinking...just a little more to do and you can balance your budget without an increase...Vote NO until they raise the employee contribution to 20%.

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2polandfan(24 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

here's the problem with your math: the healthcare portion of the budget is roughly $1M. So taking the employee payment from 5% to 20% only saves $150,000. Not that it shouldn't happen as part of an overall reduction package, but no where near the figure you stated.

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