Until the state raises PPR, however, the chances of teachers getting raises are minimal. We ask a lot of our teachers and they deliver. How much longer will they be willing to do so? The surrounding district is still paying scheduled salary increases.
However...we do have a little bit of cash and so voted to allot some of it to provide a bonus for the teachers that have helped the school through the last few years when we were growing. Mind you, the amount of the bonus ranged between $700 -$1500. Hardly seems worth their hard work, yet as a Board, we want to acknowledge their dedication.
Last week, this arrived in my inbox:
Dear BOD Members,I want to personally thank you for the bonus I will receive on October’s paycheck, as well as the hard work you put in to make XXX Schools what they are. I recognize that money is hard to come by from the culmination of our economic situation and school growth. Please know that I feel XXX is a fantastic place to be, and I look forward to helping us grow to be excellent in everything that we do.Thanks again for thinking of me.
OK, so it's only one teacher, but I bet that's more personal thanks than the district board gets.