
ransomechief wrote: For the past few years the Board budget letters have touted holding the line on taxes  NO TAX INCREASE. Yet Sachem's school taxes go up each year  last year mine went up $195. The previous year they went down $44. The previous year they went down $38. The previous year they were up $290.Over the past nine years they are up $1069 to $4205 and STAR relief is diminishing year by year. Somehow costs and expenditures must be contained, curtailed, or consolidated.
As the energy costs increase we constantly hear that the consumer should be able to absorb these SHORT TERM increases. Yet the oil companies make no such claim for themselves. Costs are passed right along to the consumer. one lI gas station was posting gas for $4.079. Heating oil for a 100 gallon delivery is now costing on average $160$170.
Yes, schools must make sdjustments for energy increases, but avenues for cutting must also be explored. Teachers' contracts must be up for review BEFORE the budget comes up for vote, and all details must be released for public scrutiny. Only then can a truly informed person make an intelligent vote . Fudging the budget with overtaxation and hidden surpluses is unacceptable.
As for board members in the union's pocket  no one can fight a stacked deck. We need unbiased and impartial members to represent the taxpayers and put the interests of the taxpayers above their own selfserving ones.
There is ONE Reason why your Taxes keep going upYOUR TEACHER CONTRACTS are Killing you.
Plus I suspect the SACHEM BOE Is socking away money for when those STATE CAPS Become Law. Once a Budget has a Surplus Built into to it do you think they will ever give it back?
b]TEACHERS’ SALARIES:[/b]
Average FullTime Worker DAY LENGTH= 8 Hr
Average FullTime Teacher DAY LENGTH=7 Hr
Average FullTime Worker WORK DAY Working at job hired for= 7.5 Hr/day
Average FullTime Teacher WORK DAY (Working with students): 5 periods of 45 minutes= 225 minutes/day (3.75Hr /day) The rest of their day spent as follows: Lunch 1 period (45 Minutes), 2 Preps(45 minutes each) + 1 Duty Period (Babysitting the cafeteria, hall, playground, busses etc. for 45 minutes)
Average FullTime Worker WORK YEAR = 260 Days per Year
Average FullTime Teacher WORK YEAR =185 Days per Year
Average FullTime Worker YEARLY SALARY(after 6 Years)= [Plug in a career]
Average FullTime Teacher YEARLY SALARY(after 6 Years)=$60,000
ADDITIONAL BENEFITS:
Average FullTime Worker VACATION DAYS=10 to 20 Days dependent upon career & length of Service
Average FullTime Teacher VACATION DAYS=75 DAYS (includes ALL HOLIDAYS)
Average FullTime Worker PAID SNOW DAYS=NONE
Average FullTime Teacher PAID SNOW DAYS= As many as the District gives Students off
Average FullTime Worker SICK DAYS= 7 to 10 per year
Average FullTime Teacher SICK DAYS= 10 to 15 per year
Average FullTime Worker PERSONAL DAYS = 3 per Year
Average FullTime Teacher PERSONAL DAYS= 5 per Year
Average FullTime Worker BEREAVEMENT DAYS= 3 days for immediate family members
Average FullTime Teacher BEREAVEMENT DAYS= 5 days for EACH immediate & extended family member
Average FullTime Worker JOB SECURITY= Can be fired AT WILL By their Employer
Average FullTime Teacher JOB SECURITY= Receive Tenure after 3 years and CANNOT be fired short of conviction of criminal activity
PLUS:
Average FullTime Teacher= EXTRA PAY for after School clubs, sports, etc ALL add to TEACHER PENSION Average FullTime Teacher= if work in Summer for a municipality or School District ALL add to TEACHER PENSION
Average FullTime Worker InService/Review Courses= Paid for by employee & taken on their own time
Average FullTime Teacher InService= Paid for by District & Taken on District Time Teacher's ABILITY TO increase their SALARY(AND PENSION) by Taking All types of College Credit even online
IF Teacher Yearly SALARY= $35,000 THEN ACTUAL DAILY rate =$189 IF Teacher Yearly SALARY= $40,000 THEN ACTUAL DAILY rate =$216 IF Teacher Yearly SALARY= $45,a00 THEN ACTUAL DAILY rate =$243 IF Teacher Yearly SALARY= $50,000 THEN ACTUAL DAILY rate =$270 IF Teacher Yearly SALARY= $55,000 THEN TEACHER'S ACTUAL DAILY rate =$297 IF Teacher Yearly SALARY= $60,000 THEN TEACHER'S ACTUAL DAILY rate =$324 IF Teacher Yearly SALARY= $65,000 THEN TEACHER'S ACTUAL DAILY rate =$350 IF Teacher Yearly SALARY= $70,000 THEN TEACHER'S ACTUAL DAILY rate =$378 IF Teacher Yearly SALARY= $75,000 THEN TEACHER'S ACTUAL DAILY rate =$405 IF Teacher Yearly SALARY= $80,000 THEN TEACHER'S ACTUAL DAILY rate =$432 IF Teacher Yearly SALARY= $85,000 THEN TEACHER'S ACTUAL DAILY rate =$459 IF Teacher Yearly SALARY= $90,000 THEN TEACHER'S ACTUAL DAILY rate =$486 IF Teacher Yearly SALARY= $95,000 THEN TEACHER'S ACTUAL DAILY rate =$514 IF Teacher Yearly SALARY= $100,000 THEN TEACHER'S ACTUAL DAILY rate =$541 IF Teacher Yearly SALARY= $105,000 THEN TEACHER'S ACTUAL DAILY rate =$568 IF Teacher Yearly SALARY= $110,000 THEN TEACHER'S ACTUAL DAILY rate =$595 IF Teacher Yearly SALARY= $115,000 THEN TEACHER'S ACTUAL DAILY rate =$622 IF Teacher Yearly SALARY= $120,000 THEN TEACHER'S ACTUAL DAILY rate =$649 IF Teacher Yearly SALARY= $125,000 THEN TEACHER'S ACTUAL DAILY rate =$676 IF Teacher Yearly SALARY= $130,000 THEN TEACHER'S ACTUAL DAILY rate =$703 IF Teacher Yearly SALARY= $135,000 THEN TEACHER'S ACTUAL DAILY rate =$730 IF Teacher Yearly SALARY= $140,000 THEN TEACHER'S ACTUAL DAILY rate =$757 IF Teacher Yearly SALARY= $145,000 THEN TEACHER'S ACTUAL DAILY rate =$784 IF Teacher Yearly SALARY= $150,000 THEN TEACHER'S ACTUAL DAILY rate =$811 IF Teacher Yearly SALARY= $155,000 THEN TEACHER'S ACTUAL DAILY rate =$838 IF Teacher Yearly SALARY= $160,000 THEN TEACHER'S ACTUAL DAILY rate =$865 IF Teacher Yearly SALARY= $165,000 THEN TEACHER'S ACTUAL DAILY rate =$892 IF Teacher Yearly SALARY= $170,000 THEN TEACHER'S ACTUAL DAILY rate =$919 IF Teacher Yearly SALARY= $175,000 THEN TEACHER'S ACTUAL DAILY rate =$946 IF Teacher Yearly SALARY= $180,000 THEN TEACHER'S ACTUAL DAILY rate =$973 IF Teacher Yearly SALARY= $185,000 THEN TEACHER'S ACTUAL DAILY rate =$1000 IF Teacher Yearly SALARY= $1905,000 THEN TEACHER'S ACTUAL DAILY rate =$1027 IF Teacher Yearly SALARY= $195,000 THEN TEACHER'S ACTUAL DAILY rate =$1070 IF Teacher Yearly SALARY= $200,000 THEN TEACHER'S ACTUAL DAILY rate =$1081
That's for a 185 DAY WORK YEAR (The average Maximum amount of days a teacher works in almost all School Districts in NEW YORK STATE)
That is NOT even taking into account that a teacher WORKS LESS THAN 4 HOURS a DAY WITH STUDENTS!
AND THE REAL Point is that teachers (effectively) CANNOT BE FIRED!
LET"S ANALYZE THAT SALARY EVEN FURTHER!: A Teacher TEACHES 5 periods/TEACHING workday x 45 minutes/period x 185 workdays /year =694 TEACHING Hours/year A Fulltime Worker who has 4 WEEKS VACATION/Year WORKS (That is doing what they were hired for): 7.5 WORK Hours/day x 240 WORK days/year= 1800 WORK Hours/year
THEREFORE, a NONTeacher Worker WORKS 160% MORE in a year than a TEACHER!
THEREFORE, (PLUG in) TEACHER SALARY x 260% = Equivalent FULLTime Salary PAY (Had the Teacher WORKED the FULL YEAR & FULL DAY!!!)
Example: If a Teacher worked a FULL DAY & FULL YEAR, the EQUIVALENT YEARLY SALARY of the Teacher: Making $30,000 is the EQUIVALENT OF $78,000 Teacher: Making $40,000 is the EQUIVALENT OF $104,000 Teacher: Making $60,000 is the EQUIVALENT OF $156,000 Teacher: Making $80,000 is the EQUIVALENT OF $208,000 Teacher: Making $100,000 is the EQUIVALENT OF $260,000 Teacher: Making $130,000 is the EQUIVALENT OF $338,000 Teacher: Making $140,000 is the EQUIVALENT OF $338,000 Teacher: Making $150,000 is the EQUIVALENT OF $390,000 Teacher: Making $160,000 is the EQUIVALENT OF $416,000 Teacher: Making $170,000 is the EQUIVALENT OF $442,000 Teacher: Making $180,000 is the EQUIVALENT OF $468,000 Teacher: Making $190,000 is the EQUIVALENT OF $494,000 Teacher: Making $200,000 is the EQUIVALENT OF $520,000
AND if a Teacher worked a FULL DAY & FULL YEAR, the EQUIVALENT DAILY RATE of the
Teacher: Making $30,000 is the EQUIVALENT DAILY RATE OF $422
Teacher: Making $40,000 is the EQUIVALENT DAILY RATE OF $562
Teacher: Making $60,000 is the EQUIVALENT DAILY RATE OF $843
Teacher: Making $80,000 is the EQUIVALENT DAILY RATE OF $1,124
Teacher: Making $100,000 is the EQUIVALENT DAILY RATE OF $1,405
Teacher: Making $130,000 is the EQUIVALENT DAILY RATE OF $1,827
Teacher: Making $140,000 is the EQUIVALENT DAILY RATE OF $1,968
Teacher: Making $150,000 is the EQUIVALENT DAILY RATE OF $2,108
Teacher: Making $160,000 is the EQUIVALENT DAILY RATE OF $2,249
Teacher: Making $170,000 is the EQUIVALENT DAILY RATE OF $2,389
Teacher: Making $180,000 is the EQUIVALENT DAILY RATE OF $2,530
Teacher: Making $190,000 is the EQUIVALENT DAILY RATE OF $2,670
Teacher: Making $200,000 is the EQUIVALENT DAILY RATE OF $2,811
AND THAT DOES not Take into consideration the other benefits that Private Sector jobs DO NOT GET Not to mention TENURE(ie PERMANENT JOB SECURITY) DO YOU GET THE POINT!!!!
They need to start WORKING a FULLYEAR for their CURRENT PAY!!!
That alone with a staggered school year for STUDENTS would SAVE the Taxpayers AT LEAST 30% SCHOOL TAXES ( by being able to reduce the current Staffing needs!!!
The EQUIVALENT TEACHER SALARY is what is Killing LI!!!!!!!!!!!


