first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Let me tell you why. If you add together the salaries of both Governor Eric Holcomb and Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, you’d still be“in the red” by $54,795 with regard to Smith’s compensation. David Smith is paid 27% more than our Governor and Lt. Governor combined. Let that sink in. $256,973 was David Smith’s total compensation in 2018 according to the Gateway Public Database. David Smith is allotted $1000 a month as an automobile allowance. Additionally, per his contract, Smith is automatically awarded a 3% increase to his compensation every year simply for being designated “highly effective” or even “effective” by the board. Over 5 years his scheduled salary increases amount to more than a first year teacher earns in a year. Every 5 years EVSC could be hiring another teacher for less than what Smith takes as a pat on the back for doing his job at a second-tier level. This isn’t someone who can justifyhis bloated salary via adept decisions and vision resulting in giant increases in shareholder return. This is a public sector employee who serves at the pleasure of the school board and is paid with your tax dollars. Being a superintendent means both tremendous responsibility and significant time constraints to his personal time right? Well sure, but he employs a chief of staff at $132,899, 2 associate superintendents at $132,583, and $131,281, a deputy superintendent at $132,575, 2 assistant superintendents at$110,377 and $106,403. That’s approximately 7 more governors, or 20 new teachers depending on how you choose to interpret the data. The above mentioned staff is just a sampling. Visit the Indiana Gateway Database and you’ll find an additional 16administrators who each earn in excess of $95,000 a year helping him do his job.For those who earn their living actually teaching students, circumstances are dramatically different. Per their contract, they received a 2% raise in 2018, and a 1% raise in 2019, but only if they met a series of metrics, with no future guarantees. Starting teachers employed by EVSC are compensated $37,500 a year. Of the 4 largest Indiana school corporations (IPS, Ft. Wayne Community Schools, EVSC, and Hamilton Southeastern) EVSC has the lowest salary minimum. Of those 4, EVSC also has the lowest average wage among teachers working in the corporation (data per USA TODAY). Teacher salaries within the EVSC have been capped at $70,000. Conversely, EVSC has the highest compensated superintendent of those 4 corporations. The wealth inequality that exists between educators and administrators in our local district is palpable.What that means for local teachers is that many must exhaust themselves with second and third jobs to make ends meet. This is the reality for our teachers, and ultimately impacting to the quality of education our children receive. Both deserve better. To quote Smith, “Life is not a dress rehearsal.” Teachers are not practicing for something else. The lights are on, and the curtain is up. It’s Smith’s performance we should all be watching very closely.SINCERITY,Stephanie Elkins Evansville, IN 47720FOOTNOTE: This letter was posted  by the City County Observer without opinion, bias or editing. EVSC SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS  IS OVERPAIDby Stephanie Elkins Evansville, IN 47720If you’ve been paying attention to the state of education within the EVSC as reported by school superintendent, David Smith, he would haveEVSC SUPERIDENT DAVID SMITH  you believe all the red shirts teachers are sporting is indicative everything is coming up roses for those who make their living inthe classroom. He’d have you believe that the budget for salaries is both fiscally responsible at the administrative level, because he employs lean staffing, and that precarious budget allotment from the state has been equitably distributed with regard to compensation for teachers. It’s just that the darn state budget needs to “keep pace with inflation.” David Smith expresses no outrage about teacher compensation. He seems to find no fault that teachers can’t garner a living wage by which they might support their families, repay the student loans they took as a means of acquiring said teaching degree, further additional educational pursuits, or adequately prepare for eventual retirement. As someone who derives his earnings from the same constrictive statebudget, one wonders why aren’t these any of his personal concerns?last_img read more

first_img Previous articleLogansport meat plant closing after workers contract virusNext articleWhitmer to extend stay-home order; state furloughs workers Associated PressNews from the Associated Press and its network of reporters and publications. (Photo supplied/Centers For Disease Control and Prevention) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s health commissioner says the state’s first coronavirus infections occurred at least a couple weeks before the first illness among a resident was confirmed in early March.That would indicate the virus could have been spreading around Indiana for perhaps six weeks before the statewide stay-at-home order took effect March 25.Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box said Wednesday that infections have been tracked to at least mid-February.Indiana’s coronavirus death toll reached 661 as the state health department added 31 newly reported deaths on Wednesday. By Associated Press – April 23, 2020 0 311 Twitter CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ Indiana tracks coronavirus cases weeks before 1st confirmed Pinterest Google+ Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgFor today’s Rad Tracks, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead shares pro-shot footage from their Boulder Theater performance on December 16, 2016. After two sets of Grateful Dead madness, with teases of Loud Reed, Neil Young, and more, the quintet stepped up for an outrageous encore with a heavy “Dancin’ In The Streets ~ Pork & Slaw ~ Dancin’ ~ My Sharona Jam ~ Dancin’ Reprise.”This performance marked the debut of Almost Dead’s cover of “Pork & Slaw” by Scott Metzger’s Wolf! and “My Sharona Jam” by The Knack. Don’t sleep on this:Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Boulder Theater | Boulder, CO | 12/16/16Set One (9:18pm – 10:28pm)Big Railroad Blues (TH) >Feel Like A Stranger (SM)Bird Song @ (TH) ->The Other One # (SM)Mississippi Half Step $ (TH) ->Three Question Marks Jam % ->Let It Grow^ (SM)Set Two (11:04pm – 12:44am)Alice D Millionaire & (SM) ->I Know You Rider (All)Tennessee Jed (TH) ->Becky Jam ->Tennessee Jed Reprise (TH) * ->The Wheel Jam + ->Let It Grow Jam ->The Wheel @@ (All) ->They Love Each Other ## (TH) ->Estimated Prophet $$ (SM) ->Touch Of Grey (TH)E: Dancing In The Streets %% (SM) ->Pork & Slaw ^^ ->Dancing In The Streets (SM) ->My Sharona Jam && ->Dancing In The Streets Reprise ** (SM)@ – With Cryptical Teases x 2 (TH)# – With a “Hippie Dream” (Neil Young) Jam – may become a track, depending on length$ – With a “Walk on the Wild Side” (Lou Reed) Tease (DD)% – First Time Played by Almost Dead, Joe Lukasik Cover; not the entire song. Used to be covered by the Benevento Russo Duo.^ – With an Other One Tease (Band), a Cryptical Tease (MB) & an Unknown Tease (MB)& – Not played by Almost Dead since Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY 2015-01-23, a gap of 77 shows* – Not played by Almost Dead since Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY 2015.10.3, a gap of 52 shows+ – First Time Played By Almost [email protected]@ – Unfinished, with a “”Moonlight Mile” (Rolling Stones) Jam – may become a track, depending on length## – With a “Shortnin’ Bread” (James Whitcomb Riley) Tease, a “Hamp’s Hump” (Lou Donaldson) Tease (JR), a West LA Fade Away Tease (MB) and a “Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer” (Robert Lewis May) Tease (MB)$$ – With a Uncle John’s Band Tease (SM) & an “Inspector Gadget Theme” (Unknown) Tease (SM)%% – With a Feel Like a Stranger Tease (MB)^^ – WOLF! cover, First Time Played by Almost Dead&& – The Knack cover, First Time Played by Almost Dead** – Not Played by Almost Dead since Summer Camp, Chillicothe, IL, 2015.05.23, a gap of 59 showsDon’t miss Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s upcoming performance at Fool’s Paradise on March 31st in St. Augustine, FL. The group will be join hosts Lettuce and bands like, The Floozies, The Motet, and more, with Antwaun Stanley and Oteil Burbridge as artists-at-large! More information can be found here.last_img read more

first_img continue reading » At first glance, it would seem that financial institutions would benefit from a rising rate environment. More specifically, a steepening of the yield curve should benefit a financial institution that is using short-term liabilities and loaning out long for funding. Under the current economic landscape, both short- and longer-term rates have been artificially suppressed to extremely low levels. Rate increases are resulting in a flattening of the yield curve, which has the potential to zap net interest margin.A variety of factors affect actual interest rate risk. For example, depending on the type of asset, average duration coupled with the type of funding will have a direct effect on interest rate risk. Other factors, such as interest rate hedges and changes in non-interest components, are also part of the equation.Another key factor in interest rate risk in a rising-rate environment is “institutional depositors.” More credit unions now serve these large groups, such as school districts or municipalities. These groups can be a significant source of a CU’s deposit funding. The typical institutional depositor utilizes a demand deposit account for day-to-day operational needs and will venture into a money market deposit account and term CD structures for reserve funds not actively being deployed. 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_img Published on March 6, 2020 at 6:36 pm Contact Christopher: [email protected] | @chrisscargs Facebook Twitter Google+ It was already an uphill battle even at the start of the doubles point for Syracuse against No. 10 Virginia. The No. 23 Orange, with a 4-7 record in doubles, went up against the Cavaliers’ three ranked doubles pairings. Sofya Golubovskaya and Sonya Treshcheva were the first to fall, losing their set 6-1 against No. 41 Vivian Glozman and Rosie Johanson. Soon after, UVA’s first doubles team of No. 51 Chloe Gullickson and Amber O’Dell defeated Zeynep Erman and Guzal Yusupova by an identical 6-1 score. As a result, Kim Hansen and Miranda Ramirez’s match went unfinished, and after the doubles point UVA kept its momentum going. Syracuse (8-3, 3-2 Atlantic Coast) suffered its first road loss this season against the Cavaliers (9-4, 3-2) with a sweep of 7-0, winning just one set out of the 15 played at Snyder Tennis Center in Charlottesville, Virginia on Friday.UVA’s No. 95 Amber O’Dell swept Golubovskaya 6-0, 6-0 to gain the first singles point and pushed the lead to 2-0. Syracuse’s top singles player, No. 82 Guzal Yusupova, came soon after, losing 6-2, 6-1 against No. 10 Natasha Subhash. Virginia clinched the match after Hansen lost her singles point 6-3, 6-4 against No. 86 Sofia Munera. Losses from both Erman and Treshcheva extended the Cavaliers’ lead 6-0.Ramirez won the lone set for Syracuse, pushing her match to three sets after dropping her first set against No. 47 Rosie Johanson 6-3. When she won the second set, 6-4, Ramirez had a chance to earn a point back. Freshman Polina Kozyreva, who has dealt with injuries this season, wasn’t included in the Syracuse lineup against the Cavaliers.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange return to Drumlins Country Club next Friday and face their highest-ranked opponent yet: No. 8 Georgia Tech. Commentslast_img read more