Logan school board asked to revisit discussion on steps

Logan Education Association President Rayann Hansen asked Logan School District Board Members to revisit discussions regarding steps for teacher salaries during a board meeting Tuesday.Steps, scheduled increases in salary based on years with the district, have been on the chopping block due to lack of money in the budget. The goals of having an indexed salary schedule are to retain employees, attract quality employees and motivate career employees, Hansen said. Indexed salary schedules reward loyalty to the district which in turn helps maintain the district’s structural continuity, she said. Hansen said experience is a “priceless commodity,” and keeping experienced teachers can save the district the costs of having to frequently train new employees. Hansen asked the board to think about what the district values.”Ultimately, what we value is what we spend our money and time on,” she said.Also at the board meeting Tuesday, Logan City School District Administrator Association President Doug Beach thanked the board for their creative ways of allowing time for teacher education, such as half days and placing fall break at the same time as UEA. Beach asked the board to continue to look for ways to further staff development opportunities, noting the importance of continual teacher education. – rachel@cvdaily.com

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