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Posted 9:24 pm, 05/23/2018

The scales are all there including supplements , not hard to figure out how who makes what.


Posted 8:44 pm, 05/23/2018

Heels, I can read. I know that several teachers made more than admin. It stated that lesia Goodman made less than 58,00 and I know plenty of teachers that make 62,000 for 10 months. Your scale didn’t show all the teachers who work 10 months and make more than directors. That isn’t fair. Why does technology dire tor make more than others? Publish that heels.


Posted 8:15 am, 05/21/2018

I can not help it if you can not read and comprehend. Every position is right there.


Posted 11:12 pm, 05/20/2018

Heels09 , this doesn’t show the local supplements or the bonuses. We need to see everyone’s salary just like we did years ago. This link doesn’t help. The local can give more and teachers work 10 months and directors work all year. They should make more.


Posted 2:33 am, 05/20/2018


Posted 2:30 am, 05/20/2018

What am I wrong about? The scales are posted on the internet. In general all administrative positions make more than teachers. Is it possible for a teacher to make more... Sure, but that's not the norm.


Posted 5:33 pm, 05/19/2018

Who are these directors you keep referring to?

jack rip her

Posted 2:15 pm, 05/19/2018

Lets do the county also. I really want to see if Yearick has given Roark aka elmer fudd any raises.


Posted 12:40 pm, 05/19/2018

Maybe Lightfoot can look into putting the salaries on ashecountyonline.


Posted 12:26 pm, 05/19/2018

I once thought that Heels09 was a Yates, you must not be. You are so wrong or your mama doesn’t tell you. Most of the directors and principals make less than teachers. Look back in the paper when they published. Blackburn and all other elementary made less than many teachers that I know and they work all summer. Assistant principals make twacher pay and then a little and directors are all over the place depending on who you are. How can we get this published this year? It is public info. It hasn’t been published in a year or so. Teresa Roark did it if she is still employable????Maybe she can do it? Publish all their salaries and teachers and directors and administrators. It is public info

jack rip her

Posted 1:55 pm, 05/17/2018

Teachers back in the day were much more efficient, never complained, never whined, never protested, and were generally happy. The problems with teachers is multiple layered. They are told how to teach, and what to teach. They are looked over by idiots that have never sat in a class room. The school systems have created as many non teaching positions as there are teachers.

The teacher pay scale is readily available online for NC.


Posted 1:12 pm, 05/17/2018

The reality is that rules are ridged and back teachers in a corner. A teacher must decide at the beginning of the year what the needs of the class are without ever meeting them. This causes waste, like having an abundance of general supplies, but not enough money to buy specific materials needed for a class. Although I agree that cost per pupil important, there is already a lot of waste in that cost. There is no flexibility. So we buy 20,000 sticks of glue and only use half that amount.

ashe local

Posted 12:44 pm, 05/17/2018

I agree with your through process, but disagree in reality. I used to purchase all the "extra school supplies" at the beginning of the year and donate to the school. UNTIL one day at an end of the year event, I went to a kindergarten classroom and saw a HUGE stack of school supplies sitting in there. This was at the END of the year! Therefore, I no longer spend my money on additional school supplies. Why should you? From that experience, I disagree that teachers must spend their money either!!


Posted 11:39 am, 05/17/2018

Sorry but if you took out five or six digit loans to get a teaching degree, you are stupid. You're stupidity shouldn't force me to pay you more, after all as far as I'm concerned they are adequately compensated in wages. I mean a bachelor's pays a minimum of 35k a year for teaching, that's a lot of money in this county. A lot more than most people make and more than some of the managers of others businesses make in a year.

There is an area I think deserves major attention, but it isn't wages. I do believe the administers of the schools and school system probably are overpaid, but I believe teachers are adequately paid if we stop making them have to buy school supplies to stock their own classrooms. That's ridiculous by any stretch of the imagination. There was a report that nationwide teachers spend just under 500 USD a year on supplies, that might not sound like much but do you buy 500 USD of office supplies for your business, could you, or would you if you had to. As such I believe funding needs to be increased to adequately stocked the schools with needed materials, such as paper, crayons, pencils, and other needed items rather than forcing teachers to bear that burden.


Posted 9:10 am, 05/17/2018

Thanks, Heels, for a reasoned, well-stated post. No whining, no insults, no BS.


Posted 8:37 am, 05/17/2018

Well, there you have it....a statement from Plantingdaisys that I can agree with. Also, the wage gap between administrator and teachers is significant. Most of that is because the structure of the salary system is outdated. Its based on one administrator overseeing all aspects of the school and teachers. Since that system was put in place we have added multiple levels of administrators and the only levels of teachers are based on seniority. There is no advancement for teachers unless they want to leave the classroom. There are few incentives become leaders in their profession. So yes we need to rethink salaries, but also rethink how they can grow in their profession. New responsibilities, more flexibility. They should be rewarded for their leadership and accomplishments, not how many years they have bored kids to death.

Unfortunately, school systems are complex because of Federal and State regulations. So, that is the reason the Superintendent makes the large salaries. That is not going to change. However, teachers must become more involved with the everyday operations of the system. Reduce the need for all the administrators.


Posted 9:52 pm, 05/16/2018

Whether you want to give teachers credit or not, they do have a degree. The degree is not simply a piece of paper, but a representation of some education and training working with students in different academic areas. Not only do they have a degree, but many have large student loan debts to pay back. I believe that teaching is a calling and it takes specific types of people to do it. I’m sure there are lazy and unqualified teachers everywhere, but to me a highly skilled and motivational teacher is difficult to find and we do not want our county to lose those. Sadly, that is what it appears is happening. Education funding for students and support for teachers has taken a downward turn across the nation, state, and in our county. We might not be able to control the first two, but we certainly can have a positive impact on our local teachers. I see a gloomy future for our children and their careers if we let just anyone walk in and instruct them. If you see fault in this, then you obviously have no relatives attending our public schools and do not give a hoot about our county.


Posted 8:50 pm, 05/16/2018

Made some mistakes. I was in a hurry . It’s a blog. Billyinthenmountain obviously doesn’t work by the amount of times she posted and her times. Teachers do more than you think and obviously you missed the creativity clas by the lame name you cowardly gave yourself to bully others. Get a job. You need a life. On here way too much and never say anything worth reading like some do. Low IQ


Posted 8:49 pm, 05/16/2018

Don't no why we need all these teachers. Anybody could teach because they went to school once themselfs. Kick them all out and hire the common people to teach these kids in Ashe County. Who ses you need a degree?

jack rip her

Posted 8:16 pm, 05/16/2018

Wise woman, your poor Mama.

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