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Nearly $10 Million Owed to LAUSD by Teachers Who Were Mistakenly Overpaid

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Remember in 2007 when a major LAUSD computer glitch caused thousands of teachers to go without a paycheck while other teachers, including former ones six feet under, got paid extra? That's all fixed now, but the school district is still seeking $9.4 million from 2,400 current and former employees.

“Thousands of honest employees voluntarily paid back the money. We are aggressively pursuing the hold-outs who are, in effect, stealing dollars that should be spent on instruction or to save jobs,” said LAUSD General Counsel Dave Holmquist in a statement.

Some 35,000 employees were overpaid $60 million the Business Tools for Schools (BTS) payroll system royally screwed the district and employees. Some teachers earned a few hundred extra dollars with others earning close to $100,000.