Greater Latrobe School District Salaries

Greater Latrobe School District Salaries

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Boo Yah

United States

#1 Jun 19, 2011
The salaries of Latrobe's School district employees was recently posted in the Latrobe Bulletin...

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Comments?

I cannot help but feel like there is a lot of greed among teachers. C'mon...almost $80,000 annually for 9 months work and summers off? Almost $91,000 for Director of Facilities and operations??? What exactly does that job entail???
George

Apollo, PA

#2 Jun 19, 2011
If you look at total compensation and include the cost of their health benefits and lucrative retirement which is the most generous is the US among public pensions add on about 38 percent to their respective salaries.

5th Ward Resident

“Won't you touch my sweater”

Since: Sep 10

Latrobe, PA

#3 Jun 19, 2011
What's sad is that Latrobe School District could have:

-----Ph.D. holders teaching for $80,000/year

and instead has graduates from 4th rate "teaching" schools, like California University of Pennsylvania, who are, themselves, not well-educated!

What a waste!

5th Ward Resident

“Won't you touch my sweater”

Since: Sep 10

Latrobe, PA

#4 Jun 19, 2011
Moreover, given the low-cost of living in Latrobe, where a:

-----$36,000 local income =$100,000 urban income

Those UNDER-EDUCATED, and UNDER-QUALIFIED teachers are making the equivalent of:

-----$225,000/year

Give me a break!
Just a Thought

Greensburg, PA

#5 Jun 19, 2011
I know many teachers, some that work in local schools some that decided to move away to other states and get jobs. As for the local teachers they pay into their health care, and they pay 7.5% into their retirement. As far as making almost $80,000, the teachers would be at the top step so they would have put in 17 years teaching to get to the top step....and would have atleast a Masters Degree. Some people choose to live in more rural areas because that is where they want to live and raise children, while others want to live in more urban areas that is their choice.
I feel that the administrators are making a lot more money and the work that they do is very questionable, none of them make under $80,000. What kind of education do the administrators have??? How did they get the positions that they are in....

5th Ward Resident

“Won't you touch my sweater”

Since: Sep 10

Latrobe, PA

#6 Jun 19, 2011
Just a Thought wrote:
I know many teachers, some that work in local schools some that decided to move away to other states and get jobs. As for the local teachers they pay into their health care, and they pay 7.5% into their retirement. As far as making almost $80,000, the teachers would be at the top step so they would have put in 17 years teaching to get to the top step....and would have atleast a Masters Degree. Some people choose to live in more rural areas because that is where they want to live and raise children, while others want to live in more urban areas that is their choice.
I feel that the administrators are making a lot more money and the work that they do is very questionable, none of them make under $80,000. What kind of education do the administrators have??? How did they get the positions that they are in....
Sure, some really good teachers choose rural areas in which to raise a family. But, they're not the majority.

Being a teacher is a racket: guaranteed work until "your" chosen retirement age; almost impossible to terminated; 3-months off, which actually makes the stated INCOMES ABOVE, 33% higher,too!
lat

Pittsburgh, PA

#7 Jun 19, 2011
what you all forget is that teachers are teaching our future. I'm sorry but to me that is worth something. My problem is we should get what we pay for. The fact that they get tenured and bumped around instead of fired. We are very blessed in this area to have such a good bunch of teachers but there are quite a few also that are not worth having. I honestly feel that they should be evaluated every so often and have to pass that evaluation by leaps and bounds to keep their job. I also think it is bs that we need how many principals and assistant principals and the administration could be cut almost in half. Way to much waste.

Since: Feb 11

East Butler, PA

#8 Jun 20, 2011
I am more disturbed by the politics of teaching than the pay. Many use the summer to continue with schooling, I do not think of that as time off.
Some use that time to revamp lesson plans.

But when I have a teacher that is wasteful of classroom time, does not apply basic classroom principles, is unorganized, or quite frankly, can not spell!, I get pissed that my complaints fall on deaf ear.

The dumbing down of the students has allowed for the teaching job to be mediocre, but a few teachers rise above all that a give good quality work.

Many have average education, from average institutions, therefore feeding students just average work.

I have a teaching degree and taught for a number of years. when attending college, I took as my electives not classes that would help my overall average, but classes that would enrich my overall education. Classes that could be applied to the classroom as a special project or further enhance the curriculum. I took a jazz class, art history, chemistry class, nutrition and vitamins. I even took a gym credit that would allow me to apply for a job as an aerobic instructor. Second jobs are needed while sub teacher.

I continue to enrich my life today.
Roots for Underdog

Latrobe, PA

#9 Jun 20, 2011
Pixarfreak wrote:
Second jobs are needed while sub teacher.
I continue to enrich my life today.
Here's where some money should be spent!

Why are sub-teachers paid something absurd like $80/day?

Isn't it the goal of every "sub" to be "recognized" and then get hired for the next opening?

If the pay is only what one makes at McBurgers, then how can a sub even try to get "in" to the system?
Mantooth

Denver, CO

#11 Jun 20, 2011
5th Ward Resident wrote:
<quoted text>
Sure, some really good teachers choose rural areas in which to raise a family. But, they're not the majority.
Being a teacher is a racket: guaranteed work until "your" chosen retirement age; almost impossible to terminated; 3-months off, which actually makes the stated INCOMES ABOVE, 33% higher,too!
Clearly you needed better teachers. Not sure where 3/12=33%.
leader

Latrobe, PA

#12 Jun 21, 2011
5th Ward Resident wrote:
<quoted text>
Sure, some really good teachers choose rural areas in which to raise a family. But, they're not the majority.
Being a teacher is a racket: guaranteed work until "your" chosen retirement age; almost impossible to terminated; 3-months off, which actually makes the stated INCOMES ABOVE, 33% higher,too!
Maybe you should teach!! Topics could include:

--How to live in as house without paying for it
--How to generate a salary from the government without working
--How to oppose nearly everything without acquiring a position that has a reasonable chance to change things
--How to like middle of the road beer and tell everyone
--How to NOT USE a supposed education from a good college
--How to think a PHD makes you a good teacher, c'mon most of my WORST teachers were college professors who were at the college almost SOLELY to use their research facilities and were FORCED to teach--or merely present information without using any strategies

If only your work ethic and intelligence level was equivalent to your perception of your intelligence
Anonymous

Columbus, OH

#13 Jun 21, 2011
Think of the children !!!! LOL
Bob

Latrobe, PA

#14 Jun 21, 2011
The Director of Facilities is the individual who overseas every aspect of the maintenance and janitorial services. 91,000 is not that high considering all that is needed to do this job. Most are engineers.
excusde me

Saint Clairsville, OH

#15 Jun 23, 2011
5th Ward Resident wrote:
What's sad is that Latrobe School District could have:
-----Ph.D. holders teaching for $80,000/year
and instead has graduates from 4th rate "teaching" schools, like California University of Pennsylvania, who are, themselves, not well-educated!
What a waste!
Maybe you should take note that those in the district with Phd.s are making 6 figures.
excusde me

Saint Clairsville, OH

#16 Jun 23, 2011
5th Ward Resident wrote:
<quoted text>
Sure, some really good teachers choose rural areas in which to raise a family. But, they're not the majority.
Being a teacher is a racket: guaranteed work until "your" chosen retirement age; almost impossible to terminated; 3-months off, which actually makes the stated INCOMES ABOVE, 33% higher,too!
Well there 5W, you have a better racket living off of everyonebody else and you've had the last several years off!
HaHa

Latrobe, PA

#17 Jun 23, 2011
Bob wrote:
The Director of Facilities is the individual who overseas every aspect of the maintenance and janitorial services. 91,000 is not that high considering all that is needed to do this job. Most are engineers.
That is a joke. He isn't an engineer.... so why is he making 91,000?
excuse me

Saint Clairsville, OH

#18 Jun 23, 2011
Before you reply with a smart a** answer 5W, I made a typo in my name. For that I am sorry. Must be because I did not attend Berkley.
get a life

Natrona Heights, PA

#19 Jun 27, 2011
It is appalling that people who dont even have a job and offer nothing productive to their community would have so much to say about the people who actually leave their houses every day and contribute. Must be a lonely world to just sit in front of your computer and critcize everyone and everything. I found this forum while trying to find actual information. Will not be returning. Seriously get a life.
George

Vandergrift, PA

#20 Jul 2, 2011
lat wrote:
what you all forget is that teachers are teaching our future. I'm sorry but to me that is worth something. My problem is we should get what we pay for. The fact that they get tenured and bumped around instead of fired. We are very blessed in this area to have such a good bunch of teachers but there are quite a few also that are not worth having. I honestly feel that they should be evaluated every so often and have to pass that evaluation by leaps and bounds to keep their job. I also think it is bs that we need how many principals and assistant principals and the administration could be cut almost in half. Way to much waste.
The Latrobe Board has to come to grips with the bloated administration.
lat

Pittsburgh, PA

#21 Jul 3, 2011
George exactly how have they done this?

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