Trouble in paradise. Herds of teachers in the parking lots before classes dressed in black with their buttons on.
This is apparently part of the Union negotiating tactics, “Black Monday” a pre-planned show of solidarity with their negotiating team or it was some kind of Ninja day, or a Johnny Cash tribute.
The School Board and administration is unable to comment on specific items due to legal restrictions of the Federal Mediation process. The head of the teacher’s union had no comment about the black and the buttons, but referred my questions to this Advocate story.
Additionally, here is link to an Advocate article from a year ago which outlines salaries in the county here.
Here is a state wide comparison. This seems to be the most complete listing. Decide for yourself. It seems to be a complicated problem, some districts get more money per pupil, some excellent districts pay more, some less.