Pauline Cutter Hired By San Leandro Schools

Will be part-time coordinator of effort to save $3.6 million over 10 years through more efficient energy use.


From the school district.

City Councilwoman Pauline Cutter was recently hired by the San Leandro Unified School District as Energy Education Specialist to implement and manage a new energy conservation program.

The position is part-time and savings from the program are guaranteed to pay for ther salary, said school Superintendent Cindy Cathey.

“As a classroom teacher for over 20 years, I look forward to working with staff to find ways that will change the way the District uses energy,” Cutter said. 

Cutter is on the San Leandro Adult School staff. She served for 12 years on the SLUSD Board of Education, four times as Board President.

She is currently on the San Leandro City Council.

Recently, the District sought to reduce what it spends on utilities by entering into a partnership with Energy Education, an organization which has helped school districts nationwide reduce energy consumption.

The program is guaranteed by Energy Education to save the District money and is expected to generate net savings of $3.6M over the next ten years, the District says.

Rob Rich September 06, 2012 at 01:00 PM
Glad to see the District is working to increase energy efficiency.
Larry Smith September 06, 2012 at 02:36 PM
I think energy savings is a grand idea. I don't think hiring someone part-time is. School administrations have a very bad habit of just hiring someone to do anything without first looking to see if someone already holding a position cannot fulfill those duties. Schools are notorious for assuming that anyone already drawing a paycheck is far too busy to add an assignment to their duties. Their motto seems to always be: "let's just hire someone to do that job." I'll bet I could have found at least a dozen current employees that would have jumped at the chance to receive a minimal bump in pay to handle the "part-time" duties. So....great idea, but typical poor government execution.
Thomas Clarke September 07, 2012 at 01:02 AM
It is always refreshing to see that the payoffs and paybacks for public service are manifested in simple pieces of political payback. How many votes are now paid off? We will never know. Who are involved in this simple piece of payback that screws the simple taxpayer. Start off with the Board and local politicoes. First on the list are the the Katz-Lacabes and the rest of their ilk. it is just pure and simple, do this and I will do this later and it will put cash in your pocket. No crime. The only folks that lose out are the voters and they are so stupid, they will never know. Jump on that Mike and Marga and the rest of the board and the regulars here. Or tell the truth, the boards are all corrupt. Toss out the incumbents. Vote no on tax increases or other benefits. They go to pay off debts like those of Pauline Cutter.
Rob Rich September 07, 2012 at 04:26 AM
The position is part time and paid for out of the savings to the program. Allegations of kickbacks are nothing more than baseless character assassination. If she does an awesome job @ a fair price, would that make it a great idea with excellent government execution?
Carolina Altamirano September 07, 2012 at 02:31 PM
I have to agree with Rob on this one.


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