I received this letter today in the mail from my school district:
Our records show that you have received an overpayment as a result of a change that was processed in June 2010. The total adjusted gross amount of your overpayment is $12,197.66. This letter is intended to advise you of your options in repaying the identified overpayment.”
This is ridiculous. I definitely have not been overpaid this amount.
Since September 2009, I received a total of $17,454.97 from the school district. There, now the entire world knows how much I made from my year of teaching high school (at a part timer’s rate, for someone with alternative credential).
Now the’re telling me I was overpaid by $12,197.66 and they want their money back?
That would mean that I would only have made $5,257.31 for the entire school year. Is that how much my effort was worth?
When I first read the letter, I was furious. After talking to a dear friend who went through something much worse with the district, now I find the whole thing so completely stupid and ridiculous.
My friend is right–I need to frame this letter.