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Re: Beginning salary


From: Kay Savay (kay.savay_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Apr 09 2002 - 10:04:49 PDT

In Richardson I.S.D.(which includes some of north Dallas and Garland,
Texas as well as the City of Richardson, new teachers started at $35,000
this year. I believe that will be raised by $400 next year to compete
with the other Dallas area school districts.

The top of the scale is over $50,000 but it is hard to say just how much.
Teachers who coach an athletic team or who drive a school bus can earn
several thousand dollars extra each year.

If $35,000 seems low, consider that the cost of living is lower here. A
teacher can afford a nice house, a new car, and a college education for
the kids. Of course we have two weeks of cold weather in January and July
and August are HOT. But all of our schools have air conditioning and art

If you are considering relocating to the Dallas area, come on down and
have a look!

Kay Savay
Central Program Specialist for Art K- 12
Richardson I.S.D.
Richardson, Texas