Dupo teacher loses battle at appellate court over extra pay incentive

Feb 15, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The West Virginia Record

The Fifth District Appellate Court last week found in favor of a school district accused of paying an inadequate salary to one of its teachers.

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Feb 18, 2012
 
Hmmmmm
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A St. Clair County judge overruled in his attempt to squander more of our dollars on questionable practices concerning retirement packages. Imagine that. This was done for years in the political cesspool of St. Clair/ Madison County politics. Someone in a low paying government position gets bumped to a high paying position just before retirement so he can base the retirement package on those wages. Now the teachers have adopted that practice. Raise the wages on their last years to provide a wonderful retirement while we struggle to pay the bill. I only wish that I had a 9 month job with many days off and retire early and wealthy. There is the reason we are broke. Government workers stealing from the taxpayers. Jeannie Brown is a perfect example. She should be ashamed. But I'm betting that she's not.
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9 month a year job to retire early and wealthy? That is a good one. Did it ever make the news anywhere that the teachers took a pay freeze this year to help out? And in reality, the pay freeze probably ended up meaning they made less money this year because you know that taxes and insurance went up...
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What you have is typical union mentality haha. I'm well aware that starting wages aren't great. That's where you get those stories of how they aren't paid much, or the difficulties in teaching these children, and all the poor teachers stories. But thanks to tenure protecting their jobs untill they make decnt wages, and even better retirements, they eventually move up whether they are good teachers or not. There are exceptions in every case. As far as wage freezes or working conditions concerning the economy, many others in the real world have taken bigger pay cuts, lost more insurance, and lost jobs. When you read how much teachers make at their early retirements, one can't help but wonder how well they have it. Some people actually work the whole year, if they are lucky enough. Most don't have the tenure protection if they are innept workers.
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Im sorry but she is the BEST one at that school, SHE cares for her students. My daughters BOTH see her 4 days a week and she has one on one time,just as it should be. She has helped my child come out of her extreme case of shyness, and is now talking. My daughter just would NOT talk to ANYONE that was not in her household. Mrs Van Saint is the BEST thing at that school.!!!!!!! I would be soooo upset if she was not there anymore. I know alot of others feel the same !!
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Jun 23, 2012
 
Just remember, teachers only get paid for 189 days, not the 365. Their contract is for a 189 day year and is divided by 12 months. Tenure is going to be a thing of the past with the new federal guidelines coming down the pike. Teachers will finally start being held accountable.
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Teachers in general are paid an inadequate salary, and are dealing with an entirely new generation of kids that have little respect for their elders, especially an authority figure. I must state that there are good/bad teachers as well as students. Kids are our future. My opinion.
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hopeful future wrote:
Just remember, teachers only get paid for 189 days, not the 365. Their contract is for a 189 day year and is divided by 12 months. Tenure is going to be a thing of the past with the new federal guidelines coming down the pike. Teachers will finally start being held accountable.
so parents get ready your part in the accountability game is coming. How involved are you in your child's education? Do you listen to your child read and make sure homework is complete? Do you communicate with your child's teacher and attend conferences ? Do you practice with our child what is being learned at school? Are you making sure your child is in bed at an appropriate time and properly fed and bathed?

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