Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Facts Show Even Poor Boards Could Top Up Salaries


Facts Show Even Poor Boards Could Top Up Salaries

“The facts from last year’s annual reports shows that even low decile Boards do have the money to top up teacher salaries like Burnside High where relativity problems have arisen,” Martin Cooney, spokesperson for the September 20 group said today. “Last week School Trustees Association Canterbury chairman Rob McDowell said most school boards had tight budgets and would be unable to top up. The facts show otherwise”

“MOE data collected from Boards show that low decile schools actually have about 20% more investments and cash in reserve per student than medium or high decile schools and their reserves are increasing rapidly,” said Mr Cooney. “Low decile schools had $1502 per student while higher decile ones had $1259 in 2001. In one year the low decile schools increased 11% from $1354 to $1502 per student.” [information from just released Ministry of Education Schools Report]

“Our group does not believe it should be the job of Boards to have to top up salaries of teachers but they plainly are capable of doing what Burnside High are promising. This is largely due to the influx of overseas students since 1999,” said Mr Cooney. “Teachers all around the country will be approaching their Boards for a top-up if the Government refuses to pay.”

“The School Trustees Association should be pressuring the Government to settle all the relativity problems for G1, G2 and Degree equivalent teachers asap ,” said Mr Cooney.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Scoop Review Of Books: Salt River Songs by Sam Hunt

Colin Hogg, a longtime comrade of Sam, writes in his Introduction that, ‘There is a lot of death in this collection of new poems by my friend Sam Hunt. It’s easier to count the poems here that don’t deal with the great destroyer than it is to point to the ones that do.’ More>>

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news