Hilliard City Schools - and that average pay is for teachers only - it is currently $68,000 per year according to their web site, with an average tenure of 13.5 years. Teachers also currently pay 10% of their health care premiums with a cap of $155/month for family coverage - vision and dental is fully paid by the district.<quoted text>
what is your district I think we should all work there, you included. That does sound a little out there. I have not heard of 6% in one year. I would be mad too if I lived in that district. Remember that an average also includeds Administraitors which brings up teaching salaries, we have no control of that. But still those are some big numbers. Remember not all districts are like yours. We are now on our third freeze in 7 years, and making cuts.
And I fully realize that we are at the upper end of the scale. the last contract called for 3% across the board, and steps of 4%% for those eligible which was about 70% of them - years 1-15 and then 20 and 25 years. This year, they agreed to a one year freeze, in both steps and base, for which I tip my hat to them. BUT, we have a levy on the ballot in May and a new contract to get hammered out by end of summer. Based on their behavior, by both the Board and the HEA last time, I am voting no until I see the new contract. Hopefully SB5 will pass by then and the component of 20% minimum health care contribution by the teachers will be in effect. However the HEA will use that, as well as this years freeze, as a bargaining chip for higher raises - call me a cynic but I have seen it before. The Board is well aware of my feelings on that and I am not anonymous to them, nor to my neighbors. The trend is unsustainable, and the "It's for the kids" line isn't going to work this time - I almost guarantee that May levy will fail so they better come up with something reasonable if they hope to pass it in the fall. Taxpayers are tapped out!