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LAUSD school board's 174 percent pay increase, explained




The L.A. Unified School Board meets at the school district's downtown headquarters on March 14, 2017.
The L.A. Unified School Board meets at the school district's downtown headquarters on March 14, 2017.
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On Monday, the members of the LAUSD school board got a raise.

A BIG one.

Right now they get about $45,000 dollars a year.  But in September, that figure will shoot up 174 percent. So, in the fall, they will earn about $125,000 a year. That news didn't just unnerve people in L.A... it made news all over the country.

KPCC's education reporter Kyle Stokes stopped by Take Two, to put the pay raise into context.

To listen to the full interview, click the blue play button above.