Teachers, look at this salary schedule in CA!

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  1. futuremathsprof

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    Well, that’s poopoo.

    Here is an example of what I described earlier:

    http://www.sfusd.edu/en/assets/sfus...dules/18-19 salary schedule K-12 teachers.pdf

    In the farthest column, teachers get anywhere from a $1,000-$4,000 increase depending on the year.
     
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    Are you as open with your salary discussions at school with your colleagues as you are with us?
     
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    They agreed with your logic to pay one new teacher extra based on a statewide minimum wage increase. Also, you also negotiated a cash payout instead of health insurance. Riiiiiiight.
     
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    futuremathsprof--I suggest you think long and hard before deciding to make a jump to a public school district, even if they are high paying. In a public school district, at least here, there isn't room for any negotiation about salary increases, or bonuses. Every teacher, at the same step, earns the same amount, regardless of how "effective" their program is deemed to be or what subject they teach.
     
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    I agree that if you want negotiations, you'd better stick to private. Public doesn't work like that.
     
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    It is!!! Ours are mostly between $800-$1500 depending on the level.
     
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    I live in CA (North Bay) and have literally never heard it. I just realized that you're at a private school, so I *guess* it's possible that you negotiated a $7k raise. I am super curious what school you're at, though...
     
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    By your logic, shouldn't your school be willing to pay you the same amount as Mountain View Los Altos High School District pays its teachers to try and keep you around?
     
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    It is a lot better than it was when I started there in 2008 -- but that was before housing prices started to skyrocket. My rent circa 2008 was $1600 for a one-bedroom in a non-trendy neighborhood. The same place rents for 3x that now!
     
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    I'd say it was still highly, highly unlikely since most private schools pay their teachers less than public schools. Even for private schools that do pay their teachers that well, I just can't see an administrator agreeing to pay one single teacher--who is new mind you--a bonus based on a statewide minimum wage increase. What in the world does a minimum wage increase have to do with a salaried employee? The internal logic of the situation just does not add up to me.
     
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    Anyone else curious as to whether or not this elite private school truly exists? Or if it does indeed exist, have the details been embellished?
     
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    Yeah, I wonder that every time he successfully negotiates another improbable raise.
     
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    Especially in an affordable part of the Bay Area that is somehow also within reasonable commuting distance of Mountain View...
     
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    I have wondered from the get-go if we were being pranked...
     
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    True, but you can negotiate in the beginning *before* you are hired. For instance, in high-demand subjects math and physics teachers can ask to be placed higher on the salary schedule — starting at, say step 5, than starting at step 1. I’ve seen it happen many times in just in my municipality alone as I’ve several friends who are public schoolteachers. I don’t just communicate with my colleagues.
     
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    Elite? I would hardly says it’s elite. Established, certainly, but certainly not elite. 60% of students are primarily middle class (mostly) and/or upper class and 40% receive financial/tuition assistance and fall under the working class.
     
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    You’re most definitely not. I’m sorry that your teacher unions are negotiating for you so poorly that you cannot receive better pay and benefits. I like that my admin are receptive and recognize that good performance should be rewarded.

    Speaking of which, I’ve recently been in talks with my CEO (in private) to be paid monthly instead of biweekly and I made it known that I was displeased with the switch to biweekly checks from seminmonthly. His words were, “I’m working on it and will get back to you as soon as I can. Just give me time.”

    That’s the way it *should* be as my request was not unreasonable for I’m paid on a salaried contract and so I make the same regardless of how much I work.
     
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    Um, I’ve only ever negotiated two raises (first year I was hired and last year). Where did I say I negotiated more than that? The health insurance option to accept a cash payout was a survey that went out and I almost totally jumped on the bandwagon when I read it. I was like, “How do I sign up?”
     
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    No, because the cost of living should correlate with salary. I think I should make low six figures eventually, hopefully sooner rather than later.
     

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