Based on a variety of attributes, we feel that the South Milwaukee School District is becoming a destination district for top quality teachers in southeastern Wisconsin. The city of South Milwaukee is a beautiful community in which to live, teach, and raise a family in. The administration, School Board, and community in South Milwaukee are very supportive of teachers and public education in general.
With it's defined salary system that affords every teacher the opportunity to reach the maximum salary, South Milwaukee successfully recruits many of the best experienced teachers from nearby school districts, further bolstering South Milwaukee's reputation as a district of excellence. Overall, the South Milwaukee School District is a positive work environment with a very strong local education association, the South Milwaukee Education Association.
We strongly urge teachers to consider professional opportunities in the South Milwaukee School District.
More Information About the South Milwaukee school district:
- This district has implemented a visible system for career salary advancement in which its professional educators can see what salary they will make in future years. Salary increases in this system are based on objective factors such as increasing experience and educational attainment.
- This district's administration has a track record of pursuing non-renewal of probationary teachers' contracts with little warning and without first giving the teacher a detailed notification of alleged performance issues, the time and opportunity to address the alleged problems, and the supports necessary to improve their performance and succeed in the position.
- This district has a history of regularly collaborating with its professional educators' association to find common approaches on employment and educational issues.
- Though the district post-retirement benefit has changed from a defined benefit to a defined contribution system, we believe that the new system is comparable to the original system.
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|1. This district has a written system for career salary advancement that is objective, predictable, and attainable by all teachers.|| |
|2. This district's system for career salary advancement is clear and objective, rather than based on periodic subjective judgments.|| |
|3. This district's system of career salary advancement includes merit pay or performance pay.|| |
|4. This District's system of career salary advancement includes student test scores|| |
|5. This district's system of career salary advancement is predictable.|| |
|6. All teachers are able to attain the highest career salaries in the district.|| |
|7. This district's system of career salary advancement is based on experience and educational level attained|| |
|1. Before deciding to non-renew or terminate a teacher, this district always gives significant advance notice of any deficiencies and the opportunity and support to improve their performance|| |
|2. This district has a seniority based layoff procedure, rather than unpredictable subjective judgment.|| |
|3. This district has recall rights for teachers to return to their jobs after being laid off.|| |
|4. This district has "just cause" language for teacher discipline, non-renewal, and termination|| |
|5. This district allows teachers to appeal discipline, non-renewal, and termination decisions to an impartial arbitrator or judge.|| |
|1. This district provides time and resources on scheduled in-service days to help teachers meet state and district educator accountability requirements, including SLO's and PPG's.|| |
|2. This district has reduced or eliminated teacher preparation time.|| |
|3. This district has increased the length of the teacher work day without additional compensation.|| |
|4. This district has increased the number of required work days in the contracted year without additional compensation.|| |
|5. This district has made significant changes to health insurance benefits that have negatively impacted teachers by requiring either higher co-pays and premiums and/or reductions in scope and level of coverage.|| |
|6. This district has reduced or eliminated teacher retirement benefits promised to teachers as an incentive for remaining in this district for their career.|| |
|7. This district has reduced or eliminated sick leave benefits and/or accumulated sick leave.|| |
Additional Information Regarding This School District:
District Required Educator Effectiveness Worklload
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Accuracy of Information: Every attempt was made to ensure that the information on this District page was accurate at the time of publishing. If a district has made changes to employment policies, practices, compensation or benefits, we would appreciate an email letting us know of the changes so that we can update the information for the district as soon as possible. Send updated or new information to [email protected].
Thanks from the Teaching in Wisconsin Research Team.