Wisconsin teachers, thank you in advance for clearing this up for me. In looking at the job descriptions for elementary jobs, Kindergarten is not listed as "Elementary" on the pay scale. It is much lower on the pay scale than jobs grade 1 through 6. I am looking to relocate to Wisconsin from California. As a K teacher for 29 years, I am not sure why K is substantially lower on the pay scale. I am hoping to keep teaching for ten more years, but the drastic pay decrease is very alarming. Can someone clear this up for me as to why it is not included in the elementary pay scale? How is teaching K there so different than in California except that now I have 28 kids in my full day class with no aide?