No PISD teacher pay raises
coach

Goliad, TX

#42 Jun 22, 2012
Play 60! What good is smart with a poor unhealthy body? We need more football workout area and real soccer fields and a nadatorium. Better food choices in the cafeteria. What good is it for the students to give teacher raises? Dont be stealing from the kids! Dont teachers love the kids? Teaching has its rewards doesnt it?
First to go

Paris, TX

#44 Jun 23, 2012
get it right wrote:
Put the blame where it belongs, not on PT or the board. All of you that are complaining probably voted for Perry the last election. If you've ever heard school funding explained you'd know why there are no raises. PT explained it at a Rotary meeting a while back.
PT will blame anybody BUT himself, we should have let him go before he conned the people into the last bond election!!
My Opinion

Grand Prairie, TX

#45 Jun 23, 2012
coach wrote:
Play 60! What good is smart with a poor unhealthy body? We need more football workout area and real soccer fields and a nadatorium. Better food choices in the cafeteria. What good is it for the students to give teacher raises? Dont be stealing from the kids! Dont teachers love the kids? Teaching has its rewards doesnt it?
We need more kids who can spell auditorium .
Never heard of a nadatorium. lol
coach

Paris, TX

#46 Jun 23, 2012
My Opinion wrote:
<quoted text>We need more kids who can spell auditorium .
Never heard of a nadatorium. lol
You must be a kid yourself or just a plain ole redneck. A nadatorium is where you swim indoors. Olympic sized pool for swim events along with diving boards and platforms for competition. I think the AUDITORIUM is fine. I hope you are not one of the teachers in this district. Or perhaps you were taught by one that feels they need a raise... Ha!
Five is Too Many

Paris, TX

#47 Jun 23, 2012
Natatorium. The word you're looking for is natatorium. And I am a teacher in this district who feels that we have earned a raise.
coach

Paris, TX

#48 Jun 23, 2012
Five is Too Many wrote:
Natatorium. The word you're looking for is natatorium. And I am a teacher in this district who feels that we have earned a raise.
Hey i am a redneck, you at least knew what i was talking about. You might deserve a raise, like all the rest of workers that don't get to set their own salary. The schools have a pay range determined for employees. It would be a good idea to get a teaching job at a university or get into administration for more income. When a district has X amount of money to spend, it is tough to give raises to all the employees.
Sunrise

Arlington, TX

#49 Jun 23, 2012
Five is Too Many wrote:
Natatorium. The word you're looking for is natatorium. And I am a teacher in this district who feels that we have earned a raise.
But, alas, you have a new building to work in instead of a raise. Some of you can look out your window while you work and see the new stadium.
Five is Too Many

Paris, TX

#50 Jun 23, 2012
Sunrise wrote:
<quoted text>But, alas, you have a new building to work in instead of a raise. Some of you can look out your window while you work and see the new stadium.
But, alas, I can't even do that. I don't work at the high school. I really don't feel all that sorry for myself, because at least I have a job, but it would be nice to receive at least a cost of living increase instead of just the "appreciation of a grateful Board of Trustees." But times are tough everywhere, not just in the PISD.
feeling goooood

Paris, TX

#51 Jun 23, 2012
Sunrise wrote:
<quoted text>But, alas, you have a new building to work in instead of a raise. Some of you can look out your window while you work and see the new stadium.
A $43,000,000 esteem builder for all inside. LMAO

No raises but look what they get to work in.
bummer

Kansas City, MO

#52 Jun 23, 2012
They are broke but paid how much money to send employees to a workshop in Orlando where they were posting pics of themselves every night at down town Disney world... Ya uh huh
realitybites

United States

#53 Jun 23, 2012
bummer wrote:
They are broke but paid how much money to send employees to a workshop in Orlando where they were posting pics of themselves every night at down town Disney world... Ya uh huh
that was probably stimulus money (not defending). If its a grant for workshops it can not be used for anything but that. I agree with whoever said they need to step back and look at the number of employees the district employs. Ie: assistants to the assistants, etc.
My Two Cents

Grand Prairie, TX

#54 Jun 23, 2012
Teachers are paid well for what they do. Aren't we always hearing about kids who graduate high school and still can't read, do math and probably can't name the first five presidents or even the current one.
I am sick of teachers whining about how much work they do and how little they are paid.
When all high school graduates are able to do the above mentioned, then maybe the teachers might have a legitimate complaint. But not until then.
lifetime teacher

Paris, TX

#55 Jun 23, 2012
My Two Cents wrote:
Teachers are paid well for what they do. Aren't we always hearing about kids who graduate high school and still can't read, do math and probably can't name the first five presidents or even the current one.
I am sick of teachers whining about how much work they do and how little they are paid.
When all high school graduates are able to do the above mentioned, then maybe the teachers might have a legitimate complaint. But not until then.
I would like to invite you to get on our sub list. After one or two times, I doubt that you would still be blaming teachers...
WillTell

Hurst, TX

#56 Jun 24, 2012
lifetime teacher wrote:
<quoted text>
I would like to invite you to get on our sub list. After one or two times, I doubt that you would still be blaming teachers...
Fter you spend a few days working on roofs when it's 105 degrees or work 60 hours on a Tyson or kc line.
saw it

United States

#57 Jun 24, 2012
WillTell wrote:
<quoted text>
Fter you spend a few days working on roofs when it's 105 degrees or work 60 hours on a Tyson or kc line.
Point taken.... but we all choose our careers and we as human beings believe we should be compensated for our work. I believe a roofer works very hard and it would be horrible to be on a roof all day long. I think when we try to get sales prices or lower cuts on work we are not paying them their worth. When we cut teacher pay, not offer step raises, etc., we are not paying teachers what they are worth. I was a sub for two years, and trust me, being on a classroom all day is no piece of cake. Teachers don't just stop their day at 3:30. They are responsible for 22+ kids day in and day out. Teachers take work home and work until 10 or later. They help the kids who are struggling, often on their own time. Teaches are counselors when we send our kids to school with major emotional problems. I've seen kids hang onto their teachers in the afternoon because that child does not want to go home. A teacher is often the only constant in a child's life. Not every teacher will get thru to every child. There are strugglers out there. When a child goes home to an unstable or abusive home life, no amount of teaching will help that child turn around. Its just one of those things. Its sad but probably true. A teacher just can't go to their boss and say, hey I've been working hard, I need a raise. They wait on what the state mandates. I want to say, somewhere I heard on the funding issue, that Paris is at the bottom 10 percent. I don't know how that is determined, but I know that has a direct influence on teacher raises. Lets just hope next year we see the step and raises start again. Everyone, no matter WHAT their job is, deserves to be recognized. Kids are the future. My mom has always said. It takes a village to raise a child. Lets not have village idiots.
My Two Cents

Grand Prairie, TX

#58 Jun 24, 2012
saw it wrote:
<quoted text>Point taken.... but we all choose our careers and we as human beings believe we should be compensated for our work. I believe a roofer works very hard and it would be horrible to be on a roof all day long. I think when we try to get sales prices or lower cuts on work we are not paying them their worth. When we cut teacher pay, not offer step raises, etc., we are not paying teachers what they are worth. I was a sub for two years, and trust me, being on a classroom all day is no piece of cake. Teachers don't just stop their day at 3:30. They are responsible for 22+ kids day in and day out. Teachers take work home and work until 10 or later. They help the kids who are struggling, often on their own time. Teaches are counselors when we send our kids to school with major emotional problems. I've seen kids hang onto their teachers in the afternoon because that child does not want to go home. A teacher is often the only constant in a child's life. Not every teacher will get thru to every child. There are strugglers out there. When a child goes home to an unstable or abusive home life, no amount of teaching will help that child turn around. Its just one of those things. Its sad but probably true. A teacher just can't go to their boss and say, hey I've been working hard, I need a raise. They wait on what the state mandates. I want to say, somewhere I heard on the funding issue, that Paris is at the bottom 10 percent. I don't know how that is determined, but I know that has a direct influence on teacher raises. Lets just hope next year we see the step and raises start again. Everyone, no matter WHAT their job is, deserves to be recognized. Kids are the future. My mom has always said. It takes a village to raise a child. Lets not have village idiots.
Whine, Whine Whine. Blah, blah, blah.

Did you choose your career? Yeah? So, stop whining . If it takes a village then teachers are doing no more than the others in a village, therefore deserve no more recognition than anyone else.

Lastly, when kids don't do as well in school as they could, somehow teachers always find someone else to blame, like working parents, parents don't care , home atmosphere, poverty, lack of motivation, learning disabilities, and so on.
Teachers nowdays just want to do what is legally required and no more. They are just working and like everyone else, watching the clock.

Maybe it's time for you to CHOOSE another career?
Curious

Grand Prairie, TX

#59 Jun 24, 2012
teacheraide wrote:
The pay freeze hurts everyone. I get a Whopping 610.09 a month after taxes.... I work for the district because I have young children and daycare was killing us. I have no family here so that was not an option. Thank goodness my hubby has health insurance. Otherwise, I'd have to pay PISD to work for them. Ugh. Its depressing. Looks like it's another year of a 'excitement' when I look at my pay stub.. but I guess I should not complain. I've got a job and family and I depend on no one!! could be worse.
So, what are you saying? You work for the district because you have young children and child care was costing too much. So did you take your kids to school with you? If so, then you can add the cost of a monthly daycare facility to your earnings. Say, for example, your monthly cost would have been $800.00 per month, Add that to your 610.00 and your earnings were about $1400.00 per month, or close to $320.00 per week.
You have no legitimate case.
bummer

Fort Worth, TX

#60 Jun 24, 2012
My Two Cents wrote:
<quoted text>Whine, Whine Whine. Blah, blah, blah.

Did you choose your career? Yeah? So, stop whining . If it takes a village then teachers are doing no more than the others in a village, therefore deserve no more recognition than anyone else.

Lastly, when kids don't do as well in school as they could, somehow teachers always find someone else to blame, like working parents, parents don't care , home atmosphere, poverty, lack of motivation, learning disabilities, and so on.
Teachers nowdays just want to do what is legally required and no more. They are just working and like everyone else, watching the clock.

Maybe it's time for you to CHOOSE another career?
maybe it's time that you shut the heck up about something you know nothing about. You take 2 weeks vacation and work at the HS or at PASS and if your attitude against teachers doesn't change you have a massive probl
amen

Paris, TX

#61 Jun 24, 2012
My Two Cents wrote:
<quoted text>Whine, Whine Whine. Blah, blah, blah.
Did you choose your career? Yeah? So, stop whining . If it takes a village then teachers are doing no more than the others in a village, therefore deserve no more recognition than anyone else.
Lastly, when kids don't do as well in school as they could, somehow teachers always find someone else to blame, like working parents, parents don't care , home atmosphere, poverty, lack of motivation, learning disabilities, and so on.
Teachers nowdays just want to do what is legally required and no more. They are just working and like everyone else, watching the clock.
Maybe it's time for you to CHOOSE another career?
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Romney

Hurst, TX

#62 Jun 24, 2012
bummer wrote:
<quoted text>
maybe it's time that you shut the heck up about something you know nothing about. You take 2 weeks vacation and work at the HS or at PASS and if your attitude against teachers doesn't change you have a massive probl
He was right. If you do not feel teachers get paid enough then do not be a teacher. No attitude against teachers mind you... I personally don't think Tyson employees get paid enough to want to do that work either.

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