There is an impasse between the school board and the teachers union in Richmond’s high school district.
Each side had to submit the latest version of what it wants to a state web site.
The union’s desires can be found here.
The school board’s proposal is here.
For various reasons, I don’t have the time to analyze what the two sides want, but I did find the Richmond Burton Education Association’s presentation of how various school districts (most local) spend taxpayer money of interest and think you will, too.
It should be noted that elementary, high school and unit (K-12) districts are intermixed on the chart. It is very difficult to compare the three types of district.s
The Illinois Education Association local notes, ” The Chicago Sun Times found that out of the 21 schools in our comparison group, Richmond Burton had the third highest PSAE score but ranked near the bottom in top masters pay.”
One can draw various conclusions from that statement.
The teachers undoubtedly put it in to show that they are underpaid.
Some taxpayers might conclude that student performance is not related to teacher pay.
The school board summarizes its proposal below: