Teacher retention is key!

We know these are tough times for all of us. We know because we see it everday in the faces of our neighbors and fellow community members. We know that sometimes there just isn't enough.

Many teachers feel that their salary is not adequate enough to live on and they need to work outside of their school job to help make ends meet. About 31% of our teachers work a second job during the school year and 63% work a summer job, just to help stretch their income.

We know that a higher salary would help keep good teachers from leaving to higher paying districts. We don't want to become a revolving door!

When times were plentiful, the Board cried poverty. Now when times are tough, the salaries we need to remain competitive are well within the voter approved budget.