New Richmond Teachers Get Non-Renewal Notices

By Reg Chapman, WCCO-TV

NEW RICHMOND, Wis. (WCCO) — While the Wisconsin showdown was continuing at the capitol on Sunday evening, it’s also moving to communities across the state.

At 4 p.m. on Sunday, the capitol building in Madison was supposed to be closed to protesters; the first time since the Republican governor first proposed a bill to strip most public workers of their collective bargaining rights as a way to help balance the state’s budget.

But hundreds of protestors have refused to leave and so far Madison police say they are trying to persuade them to leave, rather than arresting them.

Teachers in at least one western Wisconsin town are already feeling the impact of the budget battle.

All of the teachers in New Richmond received preliminary non-renewal notices from the school district. And other districts may do the same thing by Tuesday.

“We just don’t know what we’re going to have,” said New Richmond Schools superintendent Morrie Veilleux.

Veilleux said he had no other choice but to issue preliminary layoff notices to all 204 teachers in the district.

“Based on our attorney’s advice and my recommendation said that we should do mass layoff of all teachers until we can figure out what is gonna happening with our legislature here and our governor’s budget repair bill,” Veilleux said.

Veilleux said the district’s hand was forced. Without solid numbers from Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s budget there is no way the district can know how much money the state will contribute to education.

“We don’t know what cuts will have to be made and so that’s the hard part of this thing,” said teacher Andrew Schroetter.

Teachers and union representatives Schroetter and Jim Saliny say it’s a waiting game. The governor should announce his budget on Tuesday giving districts hard numbers to use in deciding who if anyone gets laid off and or what programs could get cut.

“I think us, the union members, have said we’ll give our concessions in wages and benefits and the thing that’s really upsetting is the collective bargaining you can’t even sit across the table and talk about concessions or work conditions,” said Saliny.

Veilleux said the district had until Feb. 28 to issue the preliminary layoff notices. Final notices must be sent my March 15.

If the district had waited until April 15, which is when the teacher’s union’s contract expires, the notices would be null and void, leaving New Richmond with a huge budget shortfall and no way to lay off teachers that it can’t afford.

Both sides of the issue hope once the budget is announced, districts like New Richmond will get the say on how they spend the money.

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  1. Paul says:

    This is depressing. Look’s like it’s time to find a new profession. Fortunately, I’m young enough I can make the transition into something else, but the older teachers are going to have it tough.

    1. Willing to work your Job says:

      Great to hear Paul. Where are you going to leave your job? I have a master’s degree in history. Previously I have worked in law firms doing case research but have been unable to find work for last year both my unemployment and cobra insurance have run out. I am willing to work your job for around $40,000 to $45,000 I would also like to purchase health insurance through an employer instead having to purchase insurance alone. I can bring real world experience and practical lessons to the classroom. I would make an excellent history teacher. If needed I could also do a good job teaching basic economics. I would cover things like supply and demand.

      1. The Crux of the Biscuit says:

        Fine. Apply for the position once it opens up. You can then be the wipping boy for the right-wings anti-education pogrom. Good luck and have fun. Oh, one other thing, the republicans will come back again, and again, and again demanding you cut your wages more, and more and more……

      2. Jerry says:

        As soon as you prove yourself, Willing to work your Job, some other SCAB will come along and be willing to work your job for less.

      3. Jeff says:

        Entirely the problem – the education system does not need teachers that will “cover” the material. It needs teachers that teach the information in a variety of ways that understand pedagogy, behavior science for management of a classroom, develop positive appropriate relationships with their students, and have a commitment to the school and community. We need people who have a calling to be a teacher and the desire to choose it as their first profession.
        You would have to come in at a beginning teacher salary $27,000 because frankly you have no experience as a teacher. How does $750.00 every two weeks sound? Probably less than what your unemployment was. I hope you don’t have a family and a wife because there aren’t many trailer courts in New Richmond for you to live in. One thing is good though because if you do have kids of your own you will qualify for free or reduced lunches. Hey, but if you work 30 years and pay approximately 40-50,000 dollars on your own education you can double your income. But you will never make it because you will be replaced by another that will be hired for a beginning teacher salary – frankly there will be no 40-45,000 dollar teachers – they will be replaced before you make that much by someone untrained that will cover the information. Education decisions will be made to the lowest bidder, not the one with the most experience or the ones that can reach students. We are not turning out some assembly line product or case research guys. How many people did you work with that qualifies you for a teaching job?
        And another thing, good luck because getting a job as a history or economics teacher is highly competitive. There will be 100+ other people applying that will have experience teaching!
        A couple of other questions, do you understand the teenage brain, their pre-frontal cortex development, phenomenological hermeneutics, formative and summative assessment, lesson design by either Madeline Hunter or Charlotte Danielson model and can convert it into a working lesson plan for your particular subject and the culture of your classroom within the culture of your school? I won’t continue but could fill your brain with all sorts of things teachers must know before they even step into the classroom.
        You will also do this with a class of 35 students that within 20 minutes will know if you care or not, or if you are a poser. You cannot fake it with them; I would love to be the real teacher in the corner watching that go down, as I have with a number of student teachers over the years.
        Also, I didn’t even mention working with the 220 parents, the principal, the other teachers in your department and building. Oh, and that 9 month thing and 40 hours a week –IT’S NOT TRUE!!! You will work longer and longer hours especially if you care and want to keep current and also help the students you teach, as a progressive teacher should. They, the students will want your advice from a respected adult because many of them don’t have anyone who really does care. A small fortune will be spent helping them with a variety of things you will need to provide for your class because $1.86 per student just doesn’t cut it anymore. You will also want to help your students with their needs as well.
        I am not sure you understand the loss of collective bargaining because you don’t even get to ask for 40-45,000. You will get what “they” want to give you. You better be good and you better have thick skin when many people like you dis on what you do every day and think they can walk in off the unemployment line and do what you do for less.
        Just a couple thoughts – I didn’t even mention all the committee work!

    2. Bart says:

      There will always be good jobs for good teachers. The problem is that the union protects based on years of service and educational attainment. I predict that if there was no union, good teachers, even young ones with only a BA or BS would make much more money, as schools would be able to comp them based on direct ability and results. You should also remember, that 50K for 9 months of work is 66.5K for 12 months work. Not bad.

  2. dmc says:

    Do you know that by sending the teachers a non-renewal notice – they are now all eligible for unemployment – talk about a plan backfiring Obviously no thinks of What Happen’s Next or Cause and Effect. IIt will end up costing them more money.

    1. ohoh says:

      Yes , but they will only have unemployment for 5 years.

      1. The Crux of the Biscuit says:

        99 weeks genious……

      2. Charlie says:

        I think he was being sarcastic… genius!

    2. Chris says:

      They are not eligible until they are no longer working…
      And how will that cost “more” money?
      I do not of any UC program that pays moe than original wages…
      A little exaggerating again?

  3. fedup says:

    Welcome to the pain the rest of us have had to endure. No jobs and getting taxed out of our homes. The chicken has come to roost.

    1. Steve says:

      Your being taxed out of your home because your GOVERNOR won’t make the wealthy pay their fair share…then he cuts aid to towns across the state so they have to make it up by raising property taxes…we had 8 yrs of this in MN…congrats Wisconsin…you have your Tim Pawlenty…good luck!!!

      1. Joe the Laborer says:

        You got that right, Steve. The wealthy have to keep in mind that no man is an island. No matter what it is they did to make their millions, without the hard work put in by laborers to create the infrastructure, those big bucks would have been very hard to come by.

      2. fedup says:

        i got taxed out of my home by a Dem gov named Doyle. And guess what Dayton will do the same to Mn.

      3. Ken says:

        I think that you will need all the luck you can get after Gov. Dayton taxes all of the wealthy out of your state and into more business friendly states.

      4. GN says:

        Your an idiot Steve. The wealthy need a healthy middle class to survive.
        Unions suck the life blood from us all. Only 7% of the private sector is unionized. 36.4% of public employees are unionized. Thank You Amy, Al, and Mark.

      5. paab says:

        Property taxes in Minnesota are almost 100 percent for education, i.e. teachers pensions.

      6. sorry says:

        My father was a construction super, and he could never get a full days work out of union labor, he had to finally threaten to video them not working to finally get anything done, of course in the mean time over time and over budget, all union workers are bums.

      7. Robert says:

        Steve,
        The wealthy do pay their fair share of taxes. This is just class envy on your part.

    2. Misty says:

      The “wealthy” as you call them, the top 5%, pay over 63% of the total state income taxes paid…how is that not their share? That leaves just over 1/3 for the other 95% to pay.

      1. Robert says:

        You got it right Misty!!

  4. more than fed up says:

    Oh, by the way, in Minnesota if a teacher gets a nonrenual notice they can get unemployment, however, if they get called back to the same school they must pay ALL OF THE UNEMPLOYMENT BACK!!! How’s that for fair?????

    1. Chuck says:

      Again, NOT TRUE!
      Where does all of this misinformation come from?
      And reciting the BS here serves no purpose at all.

  5. David B Schoepske says:

    It is too bad they had to lay off all of the teachers instead of the town laying off the Supt of Schools and his staff and saying to the parents school will go on, we will had to manage the school system with the people we have…..No parent would care that the supt and his staff were gone as long as school was open

    1. GN says:

      Throwing money at school districts does not improve education. As a nation we have proved that. Good teachers are worth their weight in gold. Unions protect the incompetent and inefficient.

      1. The Crux of the Biscuit says:

        Throwning money at the military doesn’t make us any safer either. Lets cut that budget by 75 percent. Close all bases not withing our borders. Recall all soldiers deployed outside our borders. PROVIDE FOR THE COMMON DEFENSE or something like is how it reads if I’m not mistaken…..

    2. New Richmond Mom says:

      David you are not a resident of this school district your option is invalid; it is also in-conducive to the thoughts, emotions or decisions of the parents of this school district. David you are the reason people fail. School is not a daycare it is a place for our Children to learn, to learn how to learn and to love how to learn. I am a parent in the New Richmond School District and I would not be okay at all with the school just being open. I have Issues with some of its current teachers right now. I am an Employer of school district employees and I should have the right to reward or punish employees. Stop holding up people that should not be there and the great teachers we have will finally be seen. I would pay out of my own pocket for great teachers on top of what our taxes pay them. My 1 requirement, I want Quality!

    3. worthlesssupes says:

      i hear ya…administration salaries!…ch-ching!!!!

  6. Disgusted says:

    Funny how the state union workers had plenty of time to protest and not teach the children of Wisconsin. 600million dollars in stimulus money allocated by the Obama plan spent to keep the state union workers pension plans and health plans intact for over two years now. Sad the money did not go to creating jobs for the people who needed the boost. I am tired of the poor me facade they portray, look around in your class rooms, how many kids do you see that will have a falsehood of intitlements thanks to the taxpayers as the teachers that teach them. So much for teachers taking an earnest interest in the children of our future. Its all about how much they can get for doing little to nothing.

    1. pat says:

      teachers no longer teach about our country or our constitution. It is all about being a global citizen. Ask a 5th grader to name any of the state capitols, can’t do it.

  7. Ken says:

    I remember when I was in school many years ago. We had 30 kids in a class, one principal, one secretary, and teachers that taught because they loved to teach. It wasn’t a perfect system but i cost just a fraction of what it costs to educate a child today. There are more tools available and with a little belt tightening like everyone else has had to go through, it can be done that way once again. Every school district is too top heavy with administration and other unnecessary ‘specialists” that have very little to do with educating our children.

    1. GN says:

      Your right Ken. Unfortunately, too many do-gooders got involved. Too many hungry lawyers, and too much dead weight.

  8. Billy says:

    Yea Ken! I agree there are some district offices WAY to top heavy, time to trim the fat.

  9. Nancy Aleshire says:

    My boyfriend lives in Wisconsin and he tells me school teachers in Wisconsin are paid between $60,000 and $80,000. He should know because he has a daughter who is a Milwaukee teacher. Why then are they complaining about having to pay more for healthcare costs. They make more than Minnesota teachers and teachers in OK and MS have it much worse.

    1. tiredandretired says:

      Nancy, the cost of living is much higher in Milwaukee than in the rest of the state, so I’m sure that salaries are higher there for most occupations. That being said, the figures you cited would be at the top of the scale. Most Milwaukee teachers make nowhere near that amount. As for the rest of the state, most salary schedules don’t even reach the bottom of that range.

      1. Heidi says:

        the average salary for a standard teacher in the state of WI is $43, 620…thats AVERAGE people!! Bottom line people whine when republicans arfe in power and people whine when democrats are in power. Shut up already and just balance the dang budget and start trimming the fat for unnecessary spending. People on here whine more than my young children do. Pull up your boot straps like everyone else and deal with it. I am so sick of all the dang complaining. Why don;t you spend your time being more productive than whining, because its not going to change anything.

        My husband has been laid off for 2 years now because of the so called depression, and I am not whining about it. Does it suck…YES!!!! Do I wish it was different…YES!!! But bottom line I have a family to look after, not time to whine about it. It is what it is and we do the best with the cards we have been dealt for now. We tightened up our belts and are making it work. Everyone is so used to being spoon fed everything that they don’t know what its like to budget. We live in a society that teaches us I – ME – NOW and who gives a crap about the rest. As long as I can stick my finger in my mouth whenever i want to and suck on it….screw what anybody else says as long as I am benefitting.

    2. Paul says:

      MN teachers are making between 40 and 80000. Principals, Ass Principals, Superintendants, asst superintendants, ALL make $100,000+. Its just sickening. .

      http://extra.twincities.com/car/schlsalaries/default.aspx

    3. Ruth Buchner says:

      The teacher’s aren’t complaining about paying more. No one wants to lose collective bargaining.

    4. anna says:

      Nancy, I don’t know which union members you have talked to but they are not complaining about paying more into their healthcare, pensions and what not. They have and are willingly to fork out more money towards this stuff.

  10. Paul says:

    Oops forgot the T in asst pricipals

    1. Paul says:

      forgot the N in principals LOL

      1. The Crux of the Biscuit says:

        So blame a teacher cause you can’t spell…….

  11. Paul says:

    09-10 KAREN ORCUTT ORONO PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $201,385 PhD (Doctoral degree) 34 Assignments
    09-10 SUSAN HINTZ OSSEO PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $194,555 ED Specialist 39 Assignments
    09-10 FREDERICK DRESSEN EDINA PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $190,445 PhD (Doctoral degree) 32 Assignments
    09-10 WILLIAM GREEN MINNEAPOLIS PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST. F $190,218 MA + 60 (60 or more) credits 4 Assignments
    09-10 MELISSA KRULL EDEN PRAIRIE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $185,658 PhD (Doctoral degree) 27 Assignments
    09-10 DENNIS PETERSON MINNETONKA PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $185,400 PhD (Doctoral degree) 44 Assignments
    09-10 JANE BERENZ ROSEMOUNT-APPLE VALLEY-EAGAN F $185,000 MA + 45 (45-59) credits 9 Assignments
    09-10 SANDRA LEWANDOWSKI INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT 287 F $183,855 ED Specialist 38 Assignments
    09-10 GARY AMOROSO LAKEVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $183,401 MA + 60 (60 or more) credits 14 Assignments
    09-10 DAVID JENNINGS EASTERN CARVER COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL F $182,184 PhD (Doctoral degree) 8 Assignments
    09-10 RANDALL CLEGG BURNSVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $180,000 PhD (Doctoral degree) 22 Assignments
    09-10 JOHN SCHULTZ HOPKINS PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $179,000 PhD (Doctoral degree) 20 Assignments
    09-10 CHACE ANDERSON WAYZATA PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $177,675 ED Specialist 27 Assignments
    09-10 JOHN THEIN ROSEVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $176,270 PhD (Doctoral degree) 34 Assignments
    09-10 MICHAEL LOVETT WHITE BEAR LAKE SCHOOL DISTRICT F $175,950 PhD (Doctoral degree) 29 Assignments
    09-10 PATRICIA PHILLIPS NORTH ST PAUL-MAPLEWOOD SCHOOL DIST F $175,225 ED Specialist 28 Assignments
    09-10 ALDO SICOLI ROBBINSDALE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $174,000 PhD (Doctoral degree) 12 Assignments
    09-10 GARY NYTES REGION 5-NATIONAL JOINT POWERS F $173,338 MA + 60 (60 or more) credits 33 Assignments
    09-10 JEFFREY RONNEBERG SPRING LAKE PARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS F $172,180 PhD (Doctoral degree) 20 Assignments
    09-10 BRADLEY MEEKS FARMINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $172,000 PhD (Doctoral degree) 12 Assignments
    09-10 DENNIS CARLSON ANOKA-HENNEPIN PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST. F $170,000 MA (Master’s degree) 37 Assignments
    09-10 MARK BEZEK ELK RIVER PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $165,000 PhD (Doctoral degree) 28 Assignments
    09-10 ROMAIN DALLEMAND ROCHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $165,000 PhD (Doctoral degree) 14 Assignments
    09-10 LES FUJITAKE BLOOMINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $164,836 MA (Master’s degree) 4 Assignments
    09-10 DANIEL JETT WEST METRO EDUCATION PROGRAM F $163,285 PhD (Doctoral degree) 15 Assignments
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    1. Mike says:

      are those supers?

    2. The Crux of the Biscuit says:

      Glenn Beck 10,000,000. Tax the rich.

    3. dmc says:

      Yes that is the Supe llist in MN – while many started as teachers they have pursued advanced training and degrees and are now in charge of larch school districts.

  12. WI teacher says:

    I am a teacher in WI. However, I don’t make anywhere near 60,000. In fact, that number is more than double what I make in a year’s time. In may cases the benefits that we have had have made up for the lack of monetary compensation. Yes, I believe WI needs a solution to the budget deficit, but that solution shouldn’t fall squarely on the shoulders of public workers.

  13. Paul says:

    09-10 TIMOTHY COLLINS HASTINGS PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $160,750 ED Specialist 25 Assignments
    09-10 MARK PORTER SOUTH WASHINGTON COUNTY SCHOOL DIST F $159,900 MA (Master’s degree) 12 Assignments
    09-10 DEIRDRE WELLS INVER GROVE HEIGHTS SCHOOLS F $159,799 PhD (Doctoral degree) 5 Assignments
    09-10 ROD THOMPSON ST. ANTHONY-NEW BRIGHTON SCHOOLS F $159,135 PhD (Doctoral degree) 22 Assignments
    09-10 JOHN CHRISTIANSEN INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT 917 F $158,074 PhD (Doctoral degree) 37 Assignments
    09-10 DANIEL HOVERMAN MOUNDS VIEW PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $157,000 MA + 60 (60 or more) credits 37 Assignments
    09-10 KEITH RYSKOSKI STILLWATER AREA PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST. F $157,000 MA + 60 (60 or more) credits 16 Assignments
    09-10 PAUL STREMICK CENTENNIAL PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $156,843 PhD (Doctoral degree) 22 Assignments
    09-10 KEITH DIXON DULUTH PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $155,693 BA + 45 (45-59) credits 41 Assignments
    09-10 CONSTANCE HAYES N.E. METRO INTERMEDIATE DIST. 916 F $155,000 ED Specialist 34 Assignments
    09-10 ROBERT SLOTTERBACK RICHFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $155,000 PhD (Doctoral degree) 37 Assignments
    09-10 MARK WOLAK MAHTOMEDI PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $155,000 PhD (Doctoral degree) 33 Assignments
    09-10 JAY HAUGEN WEST ST. PAUL-MENDOTA HTS.-EAGAN F $154,200 MA + 60 (60 or more) credits 23 Assignments
    09-10 JAMES BAUCK BUFFALO PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $154,000 PhD (Doctoral degree) 31 Assignments
    09-10 SUE GRUVER PRIOR LAKE-SAVAGE AREA SCHOOLS F $153,000 PhD (Doctoral degree) 22 Assignments
    09-10 KATHERINE MAGUIRE OSSEO PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $152,031 PhD (Doctoral degree) 25 Assignments
    09-10 BERNADEIA JOHNSON MINNEAPOLIS PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST. F $151,900 MA (Master’s degree) 16 Assignments
    09-10 LYNN RICHARDSON NORTHFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $149,810 PhD (Doctoral degree) 28 Assignments
    09-10 RICHARD MELVIN OSSEO PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $149,763 ED Specialist 20 Assignments
    09-10 KIM RIESGRAF OSSEO PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $149,763 PhD (Doctoral degree) 26 Assignments
    09-10 LINDA MADSEN FOREST LAKE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $147,790 PhD (Doctoral degree) 28 Assignments
    09-10 JANE SIGFORD WAYZATA PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $147,306 ED Specialist 33 Assignments
    09-10 SHERI ALLEN MANKATO PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $146,450 ED Specialist 24 Assignments
    09-10 DEBORAH HENTON NORTH BRANCH PUBLIC SCHOOLS F $146,405 PhD (Doctoral degree) 18 Assignments
    09-10 PATRICIA HEMINOVER SOUTH ST. PAUL PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST. F $146,084 MA (Master’s degree) 7 Assignments
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  14. Alan L. Ellefson says:

    I agree there are many things that could be cut, however if you do some research you will find out class sizes of 30 students in the early years hurts the students learning.
    If you get down to real facts the starting pay stinks compared to other professions that require the same level of education. The governor passed a big tax cut for his supporters then turned around and used a deficit as an excuse to union bust. I’m not a teacher nor am I a union member, but Walker went way too far. Why is he trying to dictate what we pay teachers or anyone else in New Richmond or in any other local government body? Maybe it’s time the local people have the say in
    what happens in their area and not be dictated to by some state or federal politician.

  15. Paul says:

    09-10 EDWARD SAXTON ST. FRANCIS PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $144,929 MA (Master’s degree) 30 Assignments
    09-10 MARY KREGER ROSEMOUNT-APPLE VALLEY-EAGAN F $144,444 MA + 60 (60 or more) credits 21 Assignments
    09-10 GREGORY VANDAL SAUK RAPIDS PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $144,406 PhD (Doctoral degree) 34 Assignments
    09-10 DAVID BENSON ORONO PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $143,856 ED Specialist 36 Assignments
    09-10 JERRY KJERGAARD WILLMAR PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $143,500 PhD (Doctoral degree) 25 Assignments
    09-10 JON MCBROOM SHAKOPEE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $143,500 MA + 30 (30-44) credits 38 Assignments
    09-10 MICHAEL TREWICK WAYZATA PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $143,413 ED Specialist 40 Assignments
    09-10 TERRY QUIST ALEXANDRIA PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $143,221 PhD (Doctoral degree) 32 Assignments
    09-10 MICHAEL LOOBY OSSEO PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $142,473 ED Specialist 19 Assignments
    09-10 CRAIG MENOZZI NEW PRAGUE AREA SCHOOLS F $141,260 PhD (Doctoral degree) 31 Assignments
    09-10 STEVEN JORDAHL ST. CLOUD PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $141,078 MA + 60 (60 or more) credits 26 Assignments
    09-10 JOSEPH SILKO GRAND RAPIDS PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $140,962 ED Specialist 31 Assignments
    09-10 BARBARA KNUDSEN LAKEVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $140,860 MA + 60 (60 or more) credits 37 Assignments
    09-10 KATHY KELLY COLUMBIA HEIGHTS PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST F $140,760 MA + 60 (60 or more) credits 35 Assignments
    09-10 DAVID ADNEY MINNETONKA PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $140,570 MA + 45 (45-59) credits 34 Assignments
    09-10 RANDALL ZITTERKOPF CARVER-SCOTT EDUCATIONAL COOP. F $140,500 PhD (Doctoral degree) 19 Assignments
    09-10 JOE WEMETTE ROSEVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $140,209 PhD (Doctoral degree) 36 Assignments
    09-10 KIRK NELSON JORDAN PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $139,673 ED Specialist 12 Assignments
    09-10 MARCIA ZIEGLER ST. MICHAEL-ALBERTVILLE SCHOOL DIST F $138,597 PhD (Doctoral degree) 35 Assignments
    09-10 DIANE SCHIMELPFENIG HOPKINS PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $138,379 PhD (Doctoral degree) 39 Assignments
    09-10 CARL WAHLSTROM EAST METRO INTEGRATION DISTRICT F $138,039 PhD (Doctoral degree) 44 Assignments
    09-10 ROBERT STEPANIAK FARIBAULT PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $138,000 PhD (Doctoral degree) 38 Assignments
    09-10 VALERIA SILVA ST. PAUL PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $137,953 ED Specialist 16 Assignments
    09-10 PATRICIA WROTEN ORONO PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $137,573 PhD (Doctoral degree) 26 Assignments
    09-10 KEITH LESTER BROOKLYN CENTER SCHOOL DISTRICT F $137,025 MA + 60 (60 or more) credits 40 Assignments
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  16. Paul says:

    09-10 BRUCE BORCHERS ANOKA-HENNEPIN PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST. F $136,770 PhD (Doctoral degree) 15 Assignments
    09-10 MICHELLE LANGENFELD ANOKA-HENNEPIN PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST. F $136,770 PhD (Doctoral degree) 19 Assignments
    09-10 MARY WOLVERTON ANOKA-HENNEPIN PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST. F $136,770 MA + 60 (60 or more) credits 18 Assignments
    09-10 MELANIE DELUCA ORONO PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $136,390 BA (Bachelor’s degree) 19 Assignments
    09-10 KAREN OSBORN-SCHAUB ROSEVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $136,295 MA (Master’s degree) 25 Assignments
    09-10 CHRISTINE SONENBLUM ROSEVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $136,295 PhD (Doctoral degree) 35 Assignments
    09-10 ROBERT PERDAEMS OSSEO PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $136,014 PhD (Doctoral degree) 25 Assignments
    09-10 RANDALL PETERSON ROSEMOUNT-APPLE VALLEY-EAGAN F $136,011 PhD (Doctoral degree) 28 Assignments
    09-10 PAULETTE REIKOWSKI ROSEMOUNT-APPLE VALLEY-EAGAN F $136,011 PhD (Doctoral degree) 38 Assignments
    09-10 GERALD NESS FERGUS FALLS PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $135,800 ED Specialist 30 Assignments
    09-10 CONNIE FLADELAND ORONO PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $135,651 PhD (Doctoral degree) 39 Assignments
    09-10 RICHARD LAHN PRINCETON PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $135,233 MA (Master’s degree) 22 Assignments
    09-10 STEPHEN DEGENAAR ROSEMOUNT-APPLE VALLEY-EAGAN F $135,011 ED Specialist 32 Assignments
    09-10 JOHN WOLLERSHEIM ROSEMOUNT-APPLE VALLEY-EAGAN F $135,011 ED Specialist 25 Assignments
    09-10 NANCY ALLEN-MASTRO BLOOMINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $135,000 PhD (Doctoral degree) 25 Assignments
    09-10 MARGARET FLATHMANN FRIDLEY PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $135,000 PhD (Doctoral degree) 16 Assignments
    09-10 WILLIAM LANEY ST. LOUIS PARK PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST. F $134,550 MA + 60 (60 or more) credits 24 Assignments
    09-10 EUGENE BOYLE MOORHEAD PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $134,509 ED Specialist 13 Assignments
    09-10 KRISTINE FLESHER ORONO PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $134,025 ED Specialist 17 Assignments
    09-10 AARON RUHLAND ORONO PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $134,025 ED Specialist 12 Assignments
    09-10 MICHAEL MCLOUGHLIN CHISAGO LAKES SCHOOL DISTRICT F $134,000 PhD (Doctoral degree) 27 Assignments
    09-10 SANDRA NOVAK BURNSVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $133,588 ED Specialist 35 Assignments
    09-10 THOMAS TAPPER OWATONNA PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $133,500 ED Specialist 26 Assignments
    09-10 GWENDOLYN JACKSON EDINA PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $133,312 PhD (Doctoral degree) 15 Assignments
    09-10 JENNIFER NORLIN-WEAVER EDINA PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT F $133,312 PhD (Doctoral degree) 31 Assignments

    1. The Crux of the Biscuit says:

      These are just banks.

      Bank of America Corp.
      Thomas Montag – 2009 Total Compensation: $29,930,431

      JPMorgan Chase & Co.
      James Dimon – 2009 Total Compensation: $15,518,794

      Citigroup Inc.
      John Havens – 2009 Total Compensation: $11,276,454

      Morgan Stanley
      Walid Chammah – 2009 Total Compensation: $10,021,969

      The Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
      Lloyd Blankfein – 2009 Total Compensation: $9,862,657

      Wells Fargo
      John Stumpf – 2009 Total Compensation: $21,340,547

      1. Ricky says:

        The pay of CEO’s of large multinational corporations is high? Wow…great insight, Crux!! Those companies also are FOR PROFIT companies, whose salaries(and pensions) are not paid by with tax money! So, what is the point of posting their incomes?

  17. Paul says:

    It goes on and on and on for about 20 pages of 100000+ salaries

    1. Robert Radke says:

      I too would like to see some documentation. As a teacher I strongly suspect that your “figures” refer to administrators.

  18. Jeanie Reed Mallberg says:

    Paul – Is there a link to the stats you posted? I’d like to read more. I’m astonished!

  19. administrators says:

    Don’t know about all of the, but several of them are Superintendents and other administrators, not classroom teachers.

    1. Paul says:

      Right, the teachers are waaaayyy down the list .

      http://extra.twincities.com/car/schlsalaries/default.aspx

      Press the search butten with everything blank and scroll through the puke

      1. pat says:

        thank you Paul, you made our point. Over paid and under performing.

    2. John says:

      That’s the point, a few admins off the top can save many more teaching positions.

  20. Devoided says:

    Wow, I thought the main issue was that a bunch of democrat senators thought it was smart to hide out in IL & IA rather than to do their jobs in Madison. If the idiots would just come back to work, all of the teachers would still have their jobs and the only difference would be that they have the choice to contribute more to their health care and pensions or find another job….BUT AT LEAST THEY WOULD HAVE JOBS!! Focus people….the problem is the spoiled democrats in the WI senate.

    1. pat says:

      so true. wouldn’t it be nice everytime a tough job had to be done we could just hide out? oops I guess just democratic congressmen and union folks don’t have to show up and to their jobs. If you were in the private sector those bums would be fired.

  21. fedup says:

    Hey Dems just find the easy button and give it a push.

  22. COLLEEN says:

    I CAN NOT BELIEVE HOW PEOPLE ARE ATTACKING TEACHERS ON THIS ISSUE. WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!!!! i CAN’T IMAGINE ANYONE WANTING TO GO INTO THE TEACHING PROFESSION AFTER THIS. THIS IS NOT THE BEST INCENTIVE TO ATTRACT QUALITY PEOPLE NTO TEACHING PROFESSION. I KNOW MANY PEOPLE WHO ARE TEACHERS, AND THESE ARE NOT THE KIND OF PEOPLE THAT ARE IN THE PROFESSION FOR THE MONEY. THEY ARE HARD WORKING PEOPLE WHO CARE ABOUT THE WELFARE OF OUR CHILDREN, AND ARE A VERY IMPORTANT ELEMENT TO OUR SOCIETY. WHERE ARE OUR PRIORITIES? THIS IS REALLY SAD…

    1. Ricky says:

      Why all caps Colleen? Is that supposed to convey your anger? I haven’t seen anyone “attacking” teachers on here. The main arguement is that the state is broke, and the educations system is as ineffecient as it gets, with millions of dollars being wasted every year. When hard times hit, EVERYONE needs to take a hit, unions are no exception. Everyone get back to work.

      1. anna says:

        Ricky, if EVERYONE needs to tak a hit then Walker should do it across the whole union board and not pick and choose which unions should take the effect.

    2. grossneglegence says:

      the hell with your public schools anyways,and your public teachers…home schooling is the only good way to educate your children anyways…too many so-called-teachers with”DINGBAT” ideas,never venturing towards morality,or true historical facts,always shucking the real issues and brain-washing the children like mainstream media does to the sheeple…educated idiots so far flung from the Earth they don’t know squat,and getting paid for it,as the younger generations turn into mindless zombies…

      1. Robert Radke says:

        Speaking of dingbats,,,,,,,,,,,

    3. Paul says:

      The priorities shouldnt be paying someone 60K to teach kids how to tie thier dang shoes. I have looked a couple up and yes its happening.

      1. Jeff says:

        Well, Paul if you as a parent would teach them then they wouldn’t have to hire someone at 26,500 dollars to do it!

  23. COLLEEN says:

    YES, I AM ANGRY, AND OBVIOUSLY SO IS EVERYONE ELSE, BUT THANKS FOR NOTICING! I ALSO FIND IT HARD TO READ SMALL PRINT AND USING THE CAPS MAKES IT EASIER ON MY EYES.

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