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Falls Teacher Salaries Rank Near Top of State

Though salaries in Falls rank near the top of the state, so do the salaries of neighboring districts.

If average teacher salaries increased the further north you drove, Menomonee Falls teachers would probably end right around Hurley. 

Out of 444 school districts measured, 2012-13 average salaries for teachers in Falls ranks 14th in the state, according to a salary report from the Wisconsin Department of Instruction. 

In an email to reporters about the data, Superintendent Patricia Greco stated that the district is in one of the most market-driven parts of the state for salary and benefits. All of the top 15 paying districts in the state are located in CESA 1. The state is divided into 12 such CESA districts, and they collaborate to improve services. 

CESA 1 is the smallest of the 12 geographically, and encompasses the southeastern-most corner of Wisconsin. Therefore, there's a higher concentration of people and school districts, which are competing for talented employees. 

Germantown ranked 96th, and Hamilton ranked 25th in the state for highest average salaries. 

"Our model is not seniority driven: We value keeping our salaries market competitive, performance/skill driven, and we value highly skilled and highly educated staff," Greco stated in an email to reporters. 

The top 10 paying districts in the state in 2012-13 were: 
  1. Nicolet
  2. Kenosha
  3. Maple Dale-Indian Hill 
  4. Fox Point J2 
  5. Elmbrook
  6. Lake Country
  7. South Milwaukee 
  8. Muskego-Norway
  9. Arrowhead UHS 
  10. Mequon-Thiensville
Falls also ranked 444th for the lowest starting salary, but that employee was a part-time staff member. 

Over the past few years, the district has reduced the cost of benefits by shifting to a self-funded, and high deductible plan. Retirement benefits were reduced from 10 years to a defined contribution amount. 
Connie Nemetz August 21, 2013 at 05:49 PM
Carl, why do you always comment about Meno. Falls school district? Do you not know that 1/3 of the students in the Hamiliton School District live in Menomonee Fall?My family lives in Menomonee Falls and attends Marcy which is in the Falls but part of the Hamilton School District!
W . Benz August 21, 2013 at 06:12 PM
Nut job knows no nothing--- speaks out -- @ 200 k... Bitch ? $$$ 18 Million plus Hotel owned by the King @ taxpayer expense well thats just wonderful ..
WEACHATER August 21, 2013 at 06:18 PM
"Over the past few years, the district has reduced the cost of benefits by shifting to a self-funded, and high deductible plan. " The next step should be to put them and the administrators on Obummer Care. That should balance the budget, right Ms. Greco?
W . Benz August 21, 2013 at 06:41 PM
Call Gross and ask him about the $$$ 1 million transfered to a investment firm in the fall of 2010 just before act 10 . The money was going to draw 5 % interest thats what Gross said . Yes 5 % so now you know why the dist was short and your taxes went up 2 % . Just how much $$$ does Gross make and the rest of the Ad's in the Dist. The Cabal and the King supported by the RINOs.
Greg August 21, 2013 at 08:26 PM
Not bad for part-time work.
© Steve August 21, 2013 at 10:33 PM
Cal is the MF editor, not susucks. Looks like we still are over paying teachers for part time work. More cuts must be made as right now the compensation I provide is not being appreciated.
Gary Tefft August 22, 2013 at 12:23 PM
There's a lot of class warfare and envy expressed in the comments here, wouldn't you say? Wasn't that supposed to consist only of liberals complaining about CEO salaries?
Gary Tefft August 22, 2013 at 03:15 PM
Craig; Here are three examples of class warfare/envy. Maybe you didn't see them before you posted. 1) "You could pay them all $200K a year and they would bitch." 2)"Not bad for part-time work." 3)" Looks like we still are over paying teachers for part time work. More cuts must be made as right now the compensation I provide is not being appreciated."
© Steve August 22, 2013 at 03:28 PM
If whiny public union workers are a class then OK. Yet I don't see the envy in leaching off the public dole and still bitching give me give me more.
Nuitari (Grand Master Editor) August 22, 2013 at 10:26 PM
Blue fisters all deserve minimum wage and nothing more, if they can ever find jobs.

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