Whitnall School District Milwaukee County

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This school district is located in the southwestern part of Milwaukee County. Since 2011, the Superintendent and School Board in this school district have aggressively used Act 10 to gut it's teacher compensation and benefits. Though the communities that comprise the Whitnall school district are upper middle class communities, the average teacher salary in the Whitnall school district has actually declined since 2011 and is now the 2nd lowest average teacher salary in Milwaukee County.

In 2011, the average teacher pay in the Whitnall school district was one of the lowest amounts in Milwaukee County. After a decade of Act 10, the career outlook for Whitnall teachers has declined even more, with minimal teacher pay increases leading to Whitnall being one of only five school districts in Milwaukee County where the average teacher pay declined during a decade of Act 10.

We urge prospective teacher candidates to exercise extreme caution before signing a contract to teach in the Whitnall school district, as there are many school districts across Milwaukee Couty and adjacent counties that offer significantly better career salary growth potential.

Salary Comparison

2010-2011 Average Teacher Salary2019-2020 Average Teacher Salary2010-2011 Superintendent Salary2019-2020 Superintendent Salary
$58,951$57,056$152,000$172,231
1. This district has a written system for career salary advancement that is objective, predictable, and attainable by all teachers.
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2. This district's system for career salary advancement is clear and objective, rather than based on periodic subjective judgments.
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3. This district's system of career salary advancement includes merit pay or performance pay.
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4. This District's system of career salary advancement includes student test scores
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5. This district's system of career salary advancement is predictable.
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6. All teachers are able to attain the highest career salaries in the district.
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7. This district's system of career salary advancement is based on experience and educational level attained
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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
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2. This district has a seniority based layoff procedure, rather than unpredictable subjective judgment.
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3. This district has recall rights for teachers to return to their jobs after being laid off.
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4. This district has "just cause" language for teacher discipline, non-renewal, and termination
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5. This district allows teachers to appeal discipline, non-renewal, and termination decisions to an impartial arbitrator or judge.
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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.
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2. This district has reduced or eliminated teacher preparation time.
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3. This district has increased the length of the teacher work day without additional compensation.
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4. This district has increased the number of required work days in the contracted year without additional compensation.
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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.
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6. This district has reduced or eliminated teacher retirement benefits promised to teachers as an incentive for remaining in this district for their career.
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7. This district has reduced or eliminated sick leave benefits and/or accumulated sick leave.
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Additional Information Regarding This School District: 

This school district is located in Milwaukee County, one of the most ethically diverse, demcratic 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 2018Presidential Election % Trump 2016Presidential Election % Trump 2020
31%29%29%

Comparison of Average Teacher Pay versus Superintendent Pay

Average Teacher Pay% ChangeSuperintendent Pay% Change
$1895 decrease3.2 %$20,231 increase13%

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.

We thank all who have contributed information towards the development of this page. Addtional information is always appreciated. Send information to [email protected]

 

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.