Our state mandated 8t'h grade English tests show for five years in a
row a failure rate of about half of the students. Should those responsible for the poor
results be asked to look for employment elsewhere, or should they get year after year pay
increses that are 2 or 3 times the inflation rate?
Superintendent Bailey made excuses for the
whopping salary increases for the principals by claming that they had not received
sufficient salary increases last year. Inflation was last year 1.6% and every
administrator got a salary increase which was almost
three times the inflation rate! It was a hush, hush affair with no mention of the pay
increse during the meeting or in the minutes of the meeting. Click here
if you want to know the underhanded way that pay increase was rammed through.
Have you received a 14% salary increase over the past two years? The pay is up without any corresponding
improvement in student performance.
The increases in 2004: