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Galt Joint Union High School District: High earners

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Posted: Friday, December 4, 2009 12:00 am

This is the first in a periodic listing of $100,000-plus earners among local schools and governmental agencies in the Lodi and Galt areas.

Galt Joint Union High School District
Job Title
Superintendent Tom Gemma $150,427
Assistant Superintendent Edith Crawford $115,012
Chief Business Official Audrey Kilpatrick $127,915
Director of Special Education Colleen Hurley $107,524
Administrator of Student Services Tony Lara $115,838
Principal Bernie Olmos $125,516
Principal Brian Deis $113,963
Assistant Principal Joe Saramago $106,268
Assistant Principal Bob Rappleye $111,259
Assistant Principal Maria Orr $107,253
Teacher Craig Anderson $103,849
Teacher Steve Klein $104,287
Teacher Lyn Neumann $107,402
Teacher Cheryl Reece $102,104
Teacher Tom Veatch $100,325
Teacher Carl Wright $103,271

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  • posted at 3:05 pm on Fri, Dec 11, 2009.


    the building is not necessary at this time. the school is nowhere near capacity. that program is already using 3 classrooms in an adjacent building, plus the bus barn. wait till april for the new bond, then you should have adequate funding for the building. no loan as you promised earlier in the year.

  • posted at 10:26 am on Mon, Dec 7, 2009.


    Sorry Regan: I do know what those teachers do during the summer...the animals of which you speak are sold prior to the summer. I am glad you were successful...the OTHER students deserve the same amount of funding and support that you were given... unfortunately the Ag Dept receives about 85% of the discretionary funds to pay for their Ag Incentive Grant and the additional funding it requires. It is about equality and opportunity. The money the Board is currently in the process of borrowing ($2M at 6% interest rate for 15 years) will cost the rest of the OTHER student body $266,000.00 per year for which they will receive nothing. So....lets add it up...the Ag Dept will receive $640,000.00 in supplemental funding for their programs...everyone else...$90K. No contest.

  • posted at 6:06 am on Mon, Dec 7, 2009.


    PS. The "Taj Mahal" you are speaking of is only possible because those very teachers spent countless hours working on a bill to get half of it paid for. I encourage all readers to attend the board meeting in support of the Liberty Ranch Agriculture Department. As a past graduate of Galt High School's Agriculture Department, I can honestly say that I owe 100% of my success at Cal Poly to the 2 teachers on that list and the experiance I gained from that department.

  • posted at 6:01 am on Mon, Dec 7, 2009.


    Mr. Maple , Apparently you were uninformed the reason those two teachers you are speaking of make so much money, is because of the extra hours of paperwork and projects they must supervise. If you would like to give up your summers and after-school hours for free be my guest. But until you really know what the Galt High Agriculture Teachers do for their students, I highly suggest you stop making false claims.

  • posted at 10:57 am on Sat, Dec 5, 2009.


    Please note that two of the teachers receive additional funds for checking on pig's and goat's and sheep's legs during the summer. The Ag incentive grant is for Ag Teachers only (two of the above) and was at last count around $180K for 6 teachers. And yes MANY teachers are underpaid. Come to the Board meeting on Tuesday and watch the beginning of a bankruptcy. They plan to borrow $2M to finish their Ag Taj Mahal building. The cost to the district will mean taking from the poor programs and once again giving to the rich ones. To the tune of about $267,000.00 per year for fifteen years from the general fund.

  • Rich Hanner posted at 9:02 am on Sat, Dec 5, 2009.

    Richard Hanner Posts: 10 Staff

    From editor Rich Hanner: galt citizen, this list includes employees who earned $100,000 or more for the2008-09 school year.

  • posted at 4:24 pm on Fri, Dec 4, 2009.


    oh yeah. teachers are underpaid. please.

  • posted at 10:52 am on Fri, Dec 4, 2009.


    No wonder we are over our budget! We do not need all of these asst principals. when I went to school we didn't even have them. You would think the LNS would know that Tom Gemma and Bernie Olmos do not even work for GHS.



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