Parents protest superintendent's so-called 'double dipping'

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PHOENIX – The Isaac School District in west Phoenix is facing major cuts, but at the same time its superintendent's take-home pay is about to double.

The school board is allowing Superintendent Carlos Bejarano to retire then go back to work. He'll be able to collect his retirement pension plus a salary, which together will equal more than $260,000.

At the same time, the Isaac School District's budget crunch has them considering school closures, layoffs and furloughs.

Dozens of parents protested with signs at Thursday's school board meeting.

"I just found out he's retired but still getting his salary," said parent Sendi Ordonez. "It's double-dipping. I'm pretty upset because that money could be used toward our kids' education."

Bejarano declined to comment.