RESOLUTION NO. RS2006-1679
A resolution requesting the Metropolitan Board of Public Education to limit salary increases for the Director of Schools and senior staff to the same percentage increase teachers receive.
WHEREAS, unfortunately in our society, teachers are not paid at a level that is consistent with the important role they play in shaping the lives of children; and
WHERAS, education administrators consistently make more money than teachers, even though the teachers make a much greater contribution toward a child's education; and
WHEREAS, on October 18, 2006, the Metropolitan Board of Public Education voted to extend Director of Schools Dr. Pedro Garcia's contract for three years and gave Dr. Garcia a $16,600 raise, which increases the Director's annual salary to $216,000; and
WHEREAS, the 2006-2007 starting salary for a teacher in the Metro Nashville Public Schools with a Bachelors degree is $33,067, and the salary for a teacher with ten years experience is just over $42,000 a year; and
WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that the Board of Education limit the salary increases for the Director of Schools and upper level administration staff to the same percentage received by the teachers.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. That the Metropolitan County Council hereby goes on record as requesting the Metropolitan Board of Public Education to limit salary increases for the Director of Schools and senior administrative staff to the same percentage increase teachers receive.
Section 2. The Metropolitan Clerk is directed to send a copy of this Resolution to the Dr. Pedro Garcia and to each member of the Metropolitan Board of Public Education.
Section 3. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
by: John Summers
|Introduced:||December 5, 2006|
|Deferred:||December 5, 2006|
|Deferred:||December 19, 2006|
|Adopted:||January 16, 2007|
|Returned Unsigned by Mayor:||January 17, 2007|