In a gross misuse of funds, the City School District shells out a whooping $153,667 a year for two positions of locksmith.
Eduard and Werner Graefe (yes you guessed it, they are father and son) both hold the title of “Master Locksmith” (someone define that for me please). Eduard, hired to the position in 1986, rakes in a grand total of $82,000+. Werner (Warner) comes in at just under $72,000.
How can the BOE justify paying these salaries? Years ago changing locks and
things of the like were handled by the carpenters. Would the District not save a large sum of money by having an outside company perform the same duties? And if it’s a Union issue, then why have TWO positions? One person to hold the screw gun while the other pushes??
On another note, I would love to see any paid District expenditures relating to the above positions. Would any of the paid bills perhaps have a Mt. Vernon address?
Eduard Graefe owns a locksmith company in MT. Vernon.
What’s next, the hiring of a glazier?