There currently IS a range and a cap on salaries, as negotiated in each district. Check any district's salary schedules. I think mine caps after 13 years and then you only earn cost of living raises after that , I believe somewhere around 2-4%, or increases for earning additional degrees. Like I have stated over and over, salaries such as those you reference above are most likely due to extra duties. You can peruse salary schedules online if you would like. And yes, there are tons of sports, clubs, activities etc.. which teachers can choose to coach. There are head coaches and assistant coaches for at least ten sports I can think of off the top of my head and at least ten to fifteen clubs per school. There are after school tutoring opportunities, dances to chaperone, etc.., etc..
How are you so sure the market would not support the current salaries? I really don't see many people going into teaching if they were going to be paid even less. As it stands, I am advising anyone I know not to go into this field, including my own children. It is not worth the constant stress and the current political climate is only turning more hostile towards teachers, unfortunately.
Also, check out the salaries in other suburban school districts like Maywood, Bellwood, Bensenville, Willowbrook, etc.. I think District 211 is one example but possibly slightly skewed due to having Woodfield Mall within their parameters, which offsets other governmental costs, leaving them more money to spend on quality teachers. Other districts pay much less.
You're wearing me out dude.
So, at $200,000 this gym teacher hasn't reached the salary cap yet?
$185,000 to teach Biology....... hasn't reached the salary cap yet?
If that's true, then the salary cap needs to be readjusted.
I don't care how many extra-curricular things a teacher does, there's no way it inflates their compensation this high...... what do you get? $35,000 to coach softball??
I'm assuming when they get extra money to coach or chaperone a dance, that it's a couple extra thousand at most.
You can't see people going into teaching if they are going to get paid less??
If you are referring to the middle to upper middle class suburban Chicago schools, which as I have now said over 500 times, are the only cases I'm referring to, then I don't understand. $185,000 $155,000 $200,000........ I think you could find plenty of people willing to take less than that to teach high school Biology, Spanish, and Gym.
It's no wonder the political climate would turn against those kind of numbers coming out of people's taxes.
As far as Bellwood and Bensenville or whatever, for the 501st time, I'm talking about PARTS of suburban Chicagoland. Most specifically, middle class to rich areas.
Check Northfield Twsp Dist 225 in Northbrook/Glenview. I'm sure there are many more examples in Highland Park, Hinsdale, Barrington, Wilmette, Deerfield, Winnetka, Lake Forest, Palatine, Arlington Heights, and on and on and on.
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