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Old 03-21-2015, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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Teachers in Roosevelt and Brentwood probably work harder than teachers in higher performing distircts. And yes, the super's support staff and the assistant super's support staff do quite nicely with civil service benefits and salaries.
Teachers in very bad districts have "combat pay" added into their contracts by their unions.
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Old 03-21-2015, 10:28 AM
 
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Need to make schools county, have scaled salaries across board, same for administrative pay. That's how other states are keeping their property taxes much, much lower. Just because we pay more doesn't mean our kids know more. It's not like every success story started from LI!
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Old 03-21-2015, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Huntington
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Just heard yesterday that beginning teachers in the Jericho SD begin at $70,000 + benefits/year (or should I say for their part-time, fractional yearly jobs).
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Old 03-21-2015, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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Just heard yesterday that beginning teachers in the Jericho SD begin at $70,000 + benefits/year (or should I say for their part-time, fractional yearly jobs).
And I'm sure they were "awarded" the jobs via nepotism and the old boys'/girls' clubs in the school district and/or the union.
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Old 03-21-2015, 01:02 PM
 
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Teachers in very bad districts have "combat pay" added into their contracts by their unions.
Unions pay teachers?
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Old 03-21-2015, 01:05 PM
 
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Just heard yesterday that beginning teachers in the Jericho SD begin at $70,000 + benefits/year (or should I say for their part-time, fractional yearly jobs).
Wow! Is that gross or net? Half day work?
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Old 03-21-2015, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Huntington
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Wow! Is that gross or net? Half day work?
Not as wow as you might think - the majority of school districts on LI aren't far behind that number.

Gross pay. Teachers work 4 hours/day, plus they're there another 2 hours - 1 for lunch, and the other hour for "planning." Four hours of teaching/day hardly qualifies as a full-time job, especially when you factor in their 14 weeks of vacation/year.
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Old 03-21-2015, 02:59 PM
 
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Just heard yesterday that beginning teachers in the Jericho SD begin at $70,000 + benefits/year (or should I say for their part-time, fractional yearly jobs).

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Not as wow as you might think - the majority of school districts on LI aren't far behind that number.

Gross pay. Teachers work 4 hours/day, plus they're there another 2 hours - 1 for lunch, and the other hour for "planning." Four hours of teaching/day hardly qualifies as a full-time job, especially when you factor in their 14 weeks of vacation/year.
Wait till the savy folks at Jericho catch on to this scheme. Probably voting down the budget again.
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Old 03-21-2015, 09:13 PM
 
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There are crooks everywhere. Bottom line, nothing beats those Nassau County crooks. Suffolk is the lesser of two evils, IMHO. No Harborfields isn't exactly like Jericho, but it's in the top ten with half the taxes!! Commack is a great SD that's often overlooked, with an IB program too. Northport has IB as well. Dollar for dollar, with an extra 20-30 minute commute, your taxes are half, and purchase price is lower. Not to even mention property size.
You are half right. Commack's tax is even higher. There is no low property tax school district on this island.

Inefficiency is the problem on long island, too many superintendents, too many supporting staffs are the reason. In most counties in the country, there is only one school district, one superintendent for each county. In Virginia, the McLean's high schools are the top, they are at least on par with nassau school districts if not better. McLean belongs to the Fairfax county which has just one district. McLean's property tax is significantly lower than that on long island.

Now think about it, the long island residents in the 40s, 50s, 60s, until now are to be blamed for this mess. It is the choice of all the middle income people on this island. The middle income people, pretty much, set the rules throughout these years. Now everybody, including themselves, are paying for it. Now the middle income people are complaining. Hey, look at yourself, you or your parents, or grandpa are to be blamed.

Oh, by the way, with so many zoning laws on long island, no wonder the general tax is also pretty high on long island. Who supports the zoning laws? the middle class guys. You are just going to pay for it sooner or later.
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Old 03-21-2015, 09:17 PM
 
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I just thought about it. With so many so-called enrichment programs, like music, sports, after-school clubs, somebody got to pay, do you really need so many different kinds of sports, or so many clubs? no wonder property tax is so high.
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