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Smaller Paychecks for PCSD#6 Staff

Written by on August 25, 2017

As the school year begins, teachers and staff at Park County School District 6 will see a smaller paycheck.
State financial deficits have forced budget cuts primarily in staffing and supplies in the school district, according to Superintendent Ray Shulte – but they have also had to freeze salaries, and all employees have had to pick up a higher percentage of their retirement contributions. This means lower take home pay for many employees, and Shulte says that becomes an issue with teacher retention and recruitment.
Shulte says there are people on staff who have seen reduction in their paychecks for the last seven or eight years, and he understands that wears on people.
Shulte adds that as a district, they want to keep the best people they can and keep them in the profession. He says the staff has been very professional and patient to this point, but he worries about stretching them too far.
According to the website teacherportal.com, Wyoming ranks 14th in the nation for teacher salaries, with teacher pay averaging almost $57,000 dollars per year.


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