Why is the Vindy trying to pretend like this is a big deal?
None of these board members are going to get rich by having these meetings. Being a board member is a thankless job and especially in our troubled areas. $2,500 is a non-issue.
Plus $15,000 out of a $110 MILLION budget is trivial.
June 5, 2014 at 9:18 a.m.
A great idea Mr. Right, AND how would a pay reduction help the school district?
How would that help the students be better academically?
School districts can only do so much without the help of the parents at home, instilling hard work, respect and dedication into their children (which isn't happening). If the kid wants to learn they will and if they don't want to learn there is NOTHING that the best teacher (from anywhere) can do.
August 8, 2013 at 12:08 p.m.
I never get upset about how much teachers make until they say they don't make enough. $53k/year divided by 180 teaching days = $295/day.... That's not including retirement contributions and medical packages given by the school district.
August 8, 2013 at 10:14 a.m.
You must a teacher Country.
Great theory, you have money.....spend it. Do you run your household that way?
August 8, 2013 at 8:40 a.m.
Out of a $24,000,000 budget, the Superintendent compensation makes up for less than 1% of those expenses. The Superintendent makes the most money because they have to make the TOUGH decisions (Usually always unpopular but necessary). Also, I would bet that a lot of teachers make very close to what the supt. makes on a daily basis.
You really think a majority of those teachers would have voted for a pay reduction or even a total salary freeze if they had the chance? Absolutely not, it is much easier for those members (who still have jobs) to hold up a sign to show their support rather than make a real sacrifice in the monetary form. The unions contracts are a big reason why many schools are in such financial trouble, this and the continued cuts in funding from the state.
Don't focus the blame on your administration or board members, they are only playing the cards that they are dealt. Talk to your local politicians they are the ones that are switching the burden of funding education from a state level to a local level in the form of property taxes. Why do you think so many levies have been on the ballot the last 5 years?
June 13, 2012 at 9:53 a.m.
Are you saying that an AVERAGE teacher salary of $58,000.00 for 183 days not including health care and retirement benefits is not a decent salary???????
April 24, 2012 at 1:22 p.m.
Your out of your mind if you think teachers make crap money. Beginning teachers do make significantly lower salaries but a teacher with 5-7 years makes a nice living, and it only gets better from there. I support the amounts they are paid (because MOST deserve it) but when someone thinks it's not enough it drives me crazy.
April 24, 2012 at 11:57 a.m.
While it is true that 75-80% of budgets go towards salaries and benefits but education is a people driven industry. Teachers teach our kids not textbooks. They are the basics.
April 24, 2012 at 9:26 a.m.
I agree with you 100% Byzantine.
February 6, 2012 at 8:43 a.m.
If you hate the way Poland is run so much, why don't you move or run for office yourself?
October 25, 2011 at 9:53 a.m.