Rialto Unified School District

By Beau Yarbrough, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 06/17/14, 8:28 PM PDT | Updated: 57 secs ago

RIALTO >> Deputy Superintendent James Wallace will earn $170,501 in the 2014-15 school year for the same job he’s done since Sept. 14: staying home.

Wallace and his former boss, Rialto Unified Superintendent Harold Cebrun, were placed on paid administrative leave in September after the arrest of former district accountant Judith Oakes. Oakes, who is accused of embezzling $1.8 million from the district’s Nutrition Services Department, had a personal relationship with Cebrun.

In March, the school board agreed to let Cebrun retire, but Wallace’s status remained in limbo until May, when the board voted to let his contract expire at the end of the coming school year.

His $170,501 salary is comparable to that of three teachers with eight years of experience.

According to his job description, Wallace “is responsible for the administration of the budget, fiscal planning, purchasing, warehousing, transportation, accounting, insurance program, food service, attendance accounting, maintenance and operations, Management Information Systems, and the building program of the district.”

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