The West Allis-West Milwaukee school district is located in the western part of Milwaukee County. Since 2011, this district has aggressively used Act 10 to make significant changes to collectively bargained teacher salaries, benefits, and working conditions. This district holds the dubious distinction of being the WORST district to teach in among all Milwaukee County school districts with the lowest average teacher salary in Milwaukee County.
Many teachers have fled the challenging and often oppressive teaching and working conditions created by the ever-changing West Allis-West Milwaukee adminstration and school board since 2011. This district has literally gutted every part of the collectively bargained teacher contract in the past decade, resulting in literally hundreds of teachers fleeing this school district.
Since 2011, the average teacher salary increased by just $38 over TEN years, well below the nearly $29,000 pay increase awarded to a succession of Superintendents.
Based on the past record of how this school district treated teachers, especially their most highly experienced teachers, since 2011, we urge prospective employees to exercise caution before accepting a teaching position in this school district.
|2010-2011 Average Teacher Salary||2019-2020 Average Teacher Salary||2010-2011 Superintendent Salary||2019-2020 Superintendent Salary|
|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:
This school district is located in Milwaukee County, one of the most ethically diverse, democratic voting counties in Wisconsin. Thoughout the pandemic, citizens in most Milwaukee County communities followed state health guidelines designed to curb the spread of Covid19.
No matter what your political beliefs, you can find a community inside Milwaukee County where you will be comfortable living in and your political beliefs accepted and respected
Health Insurance Comparison (lowest cost plan) - Family
|Wisconsin Governor % Walker 2018||Presidential Election % Trump 2016||Presidential Election % Trump 2020|
Comparison of Average Teacher Pay versus Superintendent Pay
|Average Teacher Pay||% Change||Superintendent Pay||% Change|
|$38 decrease||0.07%||$28,699 increase||19%|
The information on this district page comes from a variety of publicly available information sources. Salary data comes from information compiled by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
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Thanks from the Teaching in Wisconsin Research Team.