Several districts in my area, including my own, are getting rid of a set salary schedule and moving to something else that I really don't understand. The new system supposedly normalizes salaries and gives us a standard when increasing salaries. There is no rhyme or reason when people move up on a step (or get a M.Ed/Ph.D). There will no longer be a salary schedule and if you want to know what a teacher gets paid, you'll have to call HR. They say it shouldn't affect current employees too much, but new hires will be impacted more. They also said when the state mandates raises, it is going to be more fair and equitable so that ALL can see the raise. One of our school board members said that there are no negative repercussions to this, and that it's mainly to get the salary schedule on a predictable schedule. It was sporadic - there was nothing to determine how much each step would be. Some years, you'd get a 500 dollar step, and some years it was a 100 step. This is supposed to fix that. I don't know. I'm nervous about the whole thing. Is anyone else in a district that uses this system? This year, 3 of the major districts around here are moving to it, maybe more.