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  • Writer's pictureRachel Langan

WCASD Admin Salary Increase of 22%

Updated: Nov 22, 2022

Yesterday we shared this graphic that shows that the growth of administrative staff and principals (nationwide) far outpaces enrollment and the hire of additional teachers. (We’ll tackle admin vs teacher salaries in a different post because this is an important topic and deserves a post of its own.)

In our own WCASD, administrative salaries have increased by 22 percent since 2017. Let’s take a look at how many students were enrolled in our district in 2017 vs today:

  • 11,645 students were enrolled in the WCASD at the start of the 2016-17 school year.

  • There are 12,160 currently enrolled in the 2022-23 school year.

  • Enrollment has increased by 4.4 percent since 2017.

  • Yet the administrative salaries have increased by 22 percent.

Why are administrative salaries increasing at such a fast rate if enrollment is not? Shouldn’t teacher salaries be increased before admin salaries are increased? Why is our district paying our teachers so little* and our administrators so much?

*Today’s post serves as an introduction to this topic. We will explore this important topic in more detail in an upcoming post.

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