Nashville undergoes a comprehensive teacher pay study to understand how to attract and retain teachers.
The study, announced Tuesday, is part of a three-way partnership between Mayor John Cooper, Metro Nashville Public Schools, and the Nashville Public Education Foundation to better understand the issue. The Public Education Foundation is paying for the study.
According to a statement from Cooper’s office, the national ERS group is conducting a review with offices in Florida and California.
The mayor’s office said the company is one of a handful of financial research and statistical analysis companies that specializes in conducting this type of study.
According to the statement, the study will be completed before the beginning of 2020 and before the district’s annual budget request process.
“Ensuring that our children have excellent teachers is the most important thing we can do to improve education,” Cooper said in a news release. This study helps us to understand how we can better attract and retain teachers through creation and implementation.
Strategic long-term compensation strategy. The school board and (interim director of schools) Dr. (Adrian) will also develop concrete alternatives to the fight as we work together to improve teacher pay and tackle current teacher pay issues.
Following the teacher protests in the last year, the announcement of the study follows with the efforts of the Metro School Board to focus on employee salary increases.
Last month, the board heard from its human resources staff about a plan to bring in millions of non-cost mid-career teacher salaries to the tune of $ 64,000 a year, compared to average revenues in Nashville.
“Our pay scale has not accelerated with the rising cost of living in Nashville, making it difficult to hire or retain great teachers and staff,” Bottle said.
“I thank and look forward to Mayor Cooper’s attention on this issue. This study reviews the results.”
The mayor’s office said the aim of the study was to present an analysis to develop an effective approach to compensation. This year, teachers received an overall wage rate of 4.5%, although most said they were not affected by the off-take.
Board President Anna Shepherd said she was happy to be studying for the mayor and wanted to work with the school board.