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Re: Stipend Vs. Days
Well I'll agree with the "almost" part of everything else that you said. Housing is very tight in a rural community and I personally know quite a few that live in a neighboring city. Yes city, not town. The cost of living there is higher. And what about the lack of a grocery store or overpriced items that may be in a grocery store in a small rural town. How about shopping for clothes? Small rural towns don't normally have many clothing stores. As far as the hours that band directors put in in small schools, I know quite a few that do more days and hours than the ones that you listed. I could go on, but it's apparent that you don't really know a lot about small schools and probably never taught in one, at least for very long. It seems like you are just making assumptions. I don't think anyone said anything about getting rich being a teacher. And by the way, superintendents don't get rich either. Now I'll try some more questions, maybe I'll get an answer. Define "rich" and explain a "good comfortable living." By the way, I'm retired but I've taught in both small and large schools.