Note: Richard Tjoa of Suffern won The Rockland Express “Unofficial Mayor” contest this month. He joins us as a guest blogger. Here’s his latest post
For the past two weeks, the Journal News has been running articles on proposed school district budgets and it got me thinking.
— Proposed 2010-2011 Clarkstown School district budget: $171 million
— 2010 New York Yankees payroll: About $185 million
— CCSD employees: About 850 men and women
— Yankees: 25 man roster
— CCSD work schedule: Late August through June (just over ten months), with scattered days off throughout the year.
— Yankees work schedule: March through November (nine months), unless they perform poorly, in which case they get October off, too.
I’m just throwing it out there… What do you think about these numbers?
In case you were wondering: Yes, I’m a fan of teachers. And the Mets. (Whose $100 million payroll would be somewhere between the Nyack and Ramapo Central budgets.)