As band directors, we get paid a lot of money to follow our passions. Itís absolutely not about the overtime. It is irrational to divide the stipend pay into an hourly rate because core teachers are absolutely not compensated for all the time they spend grading papers, which is usually not something band directors spend much time doing.
We are lucky to receive extra duty pay. The opportunity to teach band for a living wage is amazing. Does it really matter if ultimately youíre getting paid $250/day or $245/day or whatever the minimal difference would be of 40 hours added to a school year thatís really about 2250 hours+ long?