After using his California School Boards Association credit card to withdraw more than $11,000 in cash at casinos, executive director Scott Plotkin resigned from the job. In the last year on record, he earned $540,395, including a $175,000 bonus, reports the Sacramento Bee. That’s roughly double the pay of directors of similar government lobbying groups.
Tax filings in 2008 reflect salaries for five of the seven members of CSBA’s executive staff. Each was paid at least $165,000. After Plotkin, Deputy Executive Director Martin Gonzalez was the next highest paid, earning $233,545, including a $15,000 bonus.
The CSBA is funded by school district dues, which means it’s ultimately the taxpayers’ money.