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Do you believe Hart district teachers deserve a pay raise?


tech: May 21, 2016 6:45 p.m.

"Believe"? Shouldn't the poll responses be based on data? Why is this a blanket question? Raises are all or none without regard to merit?

Here the salary & benefits data:

lars1: May 23, 2016 2:16 p.m.


That's my new terms for the "teachers" after the massively funded Measure E campaign that will allow more money to go to outrageous salaries.

$200K for a welding instructor
$200K for a pool cleaner
$100K for custodians.

BigThan7777: May 23, 2016 9:01 p.m.

There's too much of a "you owe me" mentality anymore. Those of us that are not teachers cannot retire and still receive a significant portion of our pay after retiring. I hate saying that, because I don't care if someone has a better retiring package than me. That's between them and their employer, but to protest because you are not being paid enough? I know of many teachers that take nice trips to wonderful destinations when they are not teaching. That's a great opportunity. But that's not hurting. Whatever happened to being thankful for what you make and learning how to live within your means? Gone. Long gone. What's the popular mantra today? Instead of I want my MTV, it's I want it all and if I don't get it, it has to be someone's fault or I'm being mistreated. Give me a break. --edited.

avmstevecddc: May 25, 2016 4:43 p.m.

The Hart District staff, teachers, administrators and classified staff all work tirelessly to support the children/students of this District. As the economy slumped, they were the first to offer to work together with the District and the Board to continue to deliver the high levels of education that they and the Santa Clarita communities were/are used to. Measure E is a Community College bond not having anything to do with the Hart District. All facility bonds are for facilities, not salaries or benefits. The District and Teacher representatives have worked together to prepare a new contract for the coming years. We look forward to many more years of positive results amid positive communication.
Steven M. Sturgeon, Hart District Board Member, 1999-present

Bobs: May 26, 2016 2:20 p.m.

Shouldn't pay raises be based on performance? On if a teacher is doing a good or bad job? Why a blanket raise? that means some will benefit for doing a poor job?

No. Until they start basing compensation on performance (like its done everywhere else in the world) I would say NO.

There are some teacher I am sure who deserve a HUGE raise. And some the deserve to be fired.

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