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Teachers salaries

May 13th, 2014 by Alica

Brandon Valley teachers will get a 5.3 percent raise this coming school year. Do you think that is too much, too little, or just right?

Even with raises across the state, South Dakota teachers are still paid less than the national average.

Do you get paid below, at or above the national average for your job?

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7 Responses

  1. hey hey Says:

    Is it really a 5.3% increase when over half of it is one time money meaning no retirement is put away from this money nor is this money going to be there next year. It is around 3% actual raise with what a normal company calls a bonus or profit sharing not a raise. I am all for the teachers getting this raise as they have not been complaining when they got no raise. The teachers I know did not get into the profession to get rich they teach because they love it and love your kids. They think a lot like this quote by Churchill “You make a living by what you get; you make a life by what you give.” Thank you to all of the teachers and keep up the great work.

  2. yo Says:

    That seems like a good raise, or bonus to me. Most teachers I know got into it because it was a easy major, and they get summers off.

  3. Guy Says:


    Please tell your friends not to teach in Brandon.

  4. love life Says:

    Nice to see the raise. Most of the teacher I know went into the profession because they like teaching kids. We have a lot of good teacher in our district. Well deserved raise. Also congrats to Mr C on teacher of the year! What a great guy and teacher.

  5. solo Says:

    I agree with you #4. The pay raise is deserved by the BV teachers. I also agree and would like to congratulate Mr. C on being awarded the Teacher of the Year. He is an awsome awsome teacher!

  6. Pete Vitiello Says:

    It’s at least a start and i hope that this positive trend continues for the next couple of years so that we can begin to address long-term teacher salary questions. I may not like it but part of what #2 says it right; however, i’d like for the teaching profession to become more competitive and salary changes need to happen first to prevent attrition of our schools’ finest to other better paying states/districts.

  7. Alica Says:

    Pete Vitiello, how did you get access to the blog? Other people have been having lots of trouble accessing it, and in fact, I thought it was “broken” right now. If there is a way to access it, I’d like to tell others so they can too. Thanks. Alica P. Thiele

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