The following was posted by David Moran:
As a former HS teacher of several years, once married to an elementary teacher, a parent of HS kids a decade ago, and currently a sub and coach at local high school (not Wayland) and middle school, I’m generally a strong supporter of fairly valuing and paying teachers.
Or I was.
I also am (forcibly) semiretired, and a stunned Wayland taxpayer. So I would certainly support school budget reform and pushback. (I wouldn’t urge exclusion of pay for sports coaching and club/extracurricular advising; it’s nontrivial work and worth paying for.)
Wayland teachers are now very well-compensated however you look at it, property taxes are very high and again jumping higher, and future increases >2017 are well worth seriously and vocally addressing now, at both Fincom and School Committee levels. With average salary now just under $87k and next year just over $90k.
(See https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/waylandvotersnetwork/conversations/topics/743 for further gruesome detail), it seems a good time to speak up about the problem, and also hear concretely from candidates on it.