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LA school coaches work for less than minimum wage, panel hears

from Los Angeles Times

After hearing an overview of the state of athletic programs in the Los Angeles Unified School District, audience members at a presentation to a Board of Education panel didn't know whether to laugh or cry. Among the details provided by Trent Cornelius, the district's coordinator of athletics, at the presentation was this: the average coaching stipend is $2,175.58, and it hasn't changed since 1999. At 18 hours per week for 14 weeks, that translates to $8.63 an hour — making coaching pay in LAUSD less than the current minimum wage of $9 an hour, according to Cornelius. more

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