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Teacher Salary Budget Sees Increase for 2011 2012 School Year Patch com


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TEACHER SALARY BUDGET SEES INCREASE FOR 2011 2012 SCHOOL YEAR PATCH COM



2011-03-15 21:18:12


Teacher Salary Budget Sees Increase for 2011 2012 School Year Patch.com The Kirkwood School Board approved a 1.29 percent increase in the teacher salary budget at its meeting Monday night. By Owen Skoler Email the author 3:49pm The Kirkwood Teachers of the Year for 2011 2012 were introduced to the Board of Education ... and more


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Teacher Salary Budget Sees Increase for 2011-2012 School Year

The Kirkwood School Board approved a 1.29 percent increase in the teacher salary budget at its meeting Monday night.

Posted by Owen Skoler Editor March 15, 2011 at 07:50 pm

The Kirkwood School District will fund a 1.29 percent increase in the teacher salary budget for the 2011-2012 school year, in spite of a school district proposal to trim more than $2 million from its operating expenses.

The increase is part of a 2 percent total boost to teacher salary packages, which include district contributions to employee health insurance and retirement programs.

Tendai said that the rate is competitive with districts that are Kirkwood schools highest competitors. She also highlighted the smooth and amiable process of reaching a salary package rate.

In many districts, teachers are pulled out of classrooms to conduct negotiations, Tendai said, adding that in other districts salary negotiations can be competitive and contentious. We do not have that in Kirkwood.

The increase comes in spite of the district cutting more than $2 million from its budget at the request of the school board.

Our goal was to propose cuts without impacting class size or the structural integrity of our schools, Williams said.

Both Williams an...[more]


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