To: Carole Smith, Superintendent of PPS

Carole Smith Return Your Raise to Help Students in Poverty

It is unfair for tax payers to pay to increase the superintendent's salary from $193,000 to $247,000, while one out of four PPS students lives in poverty. Most Oregonians and tax payers have been struggling with poverty, stagnant wages and record inequality. Why does anyone making $193,000 on the public dime, even need a raise and an additional 166% increase in tax sheltered monthly payments? There are students who don't have needed school supplies, proper nutrition at home, clothing or even shelter. Please return your money to a fund to go directly to students in need!

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