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I'm assuming that if a district doesn't appear on the list the salary is too insignificant to count, correct?
Here's a question - not that I'm really considering it: Could I afford to live in the Mountain View-Los Altos area with the $100,000/yr I would be making?
Not in the manner in which you're used to living right now, no.And CTG, I would assume the lack of information comes from an inability of a reporter to find it rather than insignificant pay, but the two are not mutually exclusive.
"Could I afford to live in the Mountain View-Los Altos area with the $100,000/yr I would be making?"Are you part of a one income or two income household?-Mark Roulo
Were those figures all inclusive of administrative positions or just of teaching positions? The reason I ask is that with a Master's Degree and 15 years of teaching, the best a teacher in Texas could hope for is right around $56K. But on the other hand, a 5A football coach and athletic director could make nearly twice that with incentives and stipends. Frankly, the $1200 per year more I would make doesn't do much to offset the $12K it would take to get my masters. I still may go after it, but then again, I retire in ten years. I will be looking to see if there isn't a real erosion in salaries in some of the high paying districts. Right now, with deflation in property values, local districts in Texas are going to be faced with a shortfall. I predict some bright boy will come up with an income tax-something we have dodged so far. On the other hand, if salaries and property values come down, then teachers really will be able to live in expensive Northern Cali enclaves. I have a student who moved here to Texas from San Diego. For what his parents got for their four bedroom tract home a year ago, they bought what amounts to a mansion. Now I guess the trick will be for them to afford to heat and cool the place.
my school district is the lowest in my county and is in the top five for districts with the fastest shrinking paychecks. We are at -8.1%. And I continue to work as hard as I do for what reason?
"On the other hand, if salaries and property values come down, then teachers really will be able to live in expensive Northern Cali enclaves."I would not assume that if salaries (which fund income tax and sales tax) and property values (which fund property tax) "come down" that the same amount of tax money will be available for teacher salaries.-Mark Roulo
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