Posted by: santashelper on 4/4/2012 4:37:51 PM
It's all nice to talk about wage freezes and cost of living going up but I'd rather see an accountability of the spending from those dollars. Then we can see if wage freezing is warranted.
Take an example, my daughter's school where there is approximately 300 students for that school. OK now if we take $14510 per student times 300 we get $4,353,000 just for that school. I'm not some financial wizard but with about 10 teachers, maybe a few teacher aids, custodian, secretary and of course principal and vice...even with them earning an average of $40,000/year that is nowhere near 4.3 million. Even with the principal drawing over $100k a year that still doesn't add up. We're not even close to the million mark just on wages. You can't tell me that one school uses up 3.7 mil on building expenses so I'm assuming the board office is gobbling up a whole lot to pay their over paid dogs while we as parents have to still dish out dollars for field trips and this and that. And while the teachers are complaining about living on 40 grand a year when some of the parents I know have schooling, kids, house, car and other stuff to pay for too and seem to be doing alright on even less than this per year.
But I don't think wage freezing is right either until an accounting can be shown where our dollars are going. These are tax payer dollars and I feel we should know exactly where dollar for dollar is spent before they say pay for your child's trip, or wage freeze, or we have to cut programs. Tell me why a principal makes more than double of a teacher? He was once a teacher too. Some teachers have just as many years as a principal. Just because he runs a school like a manager he is given this unjustly wage? Tell me other sectors where a manager gets double pay over the workers? Tell me why the board administration takes so much in pay from our student's education dollar? They don't even teach our children. It's all about accountability folks.
Ok, done my bit, sorry for the long book!!