FUZZY MATH AT BOARD OF EDUCATION

During the annual budget meeting in April the question was asked to the Board of Education what is the average teacher salary and the Superintendent of Schools responded $42,000.  At the last Board of Education meeting the question was asked again and the response was $41,000 for budget purposes.

The actual average is over $62,000 and that average includes some part-time positions the actual average of full-time positions in closer to $64,000.  That figure does not include benefits.

The Board of Education meets tonight and every citizen should pay attention to what goes on at these meetings.  It is our responsibility to stay informed.  The job however gets tougher when questions are answered with false information such as what was represented at the annual Town Meeting on the budget as the average teacher’s salary being $42,000.

The teacher’s contract will be renegotiated soon and the average salary is sure to change.

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