Re: District step increases
Posted by old on 8/11/2017, 7:11 am, in reply to "Re: District step increases"
Yep. Started at $19,000 - and they bumped up the stipend to get me to that. My last three 'steps' were a two and two three year steps. If I hadn't retired, I was on the top step of the ladder, so no more increases. Many districts have extended their scales to 30 years because of the higher retirement number, but those increases at the top end a usually miniscule, and/or multi year steps. Definitely skewed to younger teachers. |
: Probably depends on the district, but most
: districts pay significantly larger starter
: salaries for first year teachers and then
: you are in no man's land, especially in the
: 10-20+ year zone. They want to attract new
: hires and kind of ignore those of us that
: have stuck with it for the long haul. Then
: the pay scales usually stop at 20-25 years.
: It is depressing. So don't feel too badly
: for those young guns. Compared to what we
: started at (state minimum in the good ole
: days),most are doing just fine. It's the
: people in the middle to upper end that
: usually don't see much if any increase.
: --Previous Message--
: When I first started teaching in 2004 every
: district around the state had "step
: increases"...our yearly raise that you
: got bases on every year of experience you
: added to your teaching career.
: Flash forward to 2009 when districts around
: the state started the RIF because of budget
: shortfalls. Along with the RIF that many
: school districts were forced to do many of
: them also got rid of the annual step
: increase. If you only had 5 years experience
: then you were stuck at that step.
: Does anyone know if districts have
: reinstated this? I would hate to be a first
: year teacher and be paid like a first year
: teacher for years.