A Conflict of Interest
Our District’s $1M Gift to the Union
For 7-years, former teachers’ union president, Bob Croft, was employed by the District but did not teach in the classroom. Croft was paid a full teacher’s salary from school funds to the extent of nearly $1M. To make financial matters worse, a substitute teacher was hired each year since 2010 to teach Croft’s physical education class. Meanwhile, our students struggle for access to overwhelmed school teachers and counselors.
Former teachers union president Bob Croft, “whose salary is $125,797 – has not taught in the classroom…” and “…the district provides him with free office space to carry out his union duties … a substitute teacher has been hired each year since 2010 to teach Croft’s physical education classes.
But Norton said there is no reimbursement. Nor does the union reimburse the district for the cost of hiring a substitute teacher to teach Croft’s classes, which has cost the district over $124,000 since 2010.”