A former teacher has compiled so much data, she created a blog for called:
SPS Salary Info for Contract Negotiations
Unfortunately, I don't know who this person is (see bio at end) but the material (and tone) is such that I believe this is another Meg Diaz-type person who likes being in the weeds.
I present it for public information purposes but ask that if you see flaws/enhancements, etc. that you add them. The first sentence below is indicative of the issue before us in how BOTH the district and the SEA have not clearly stated their salary issues.
ALL of this is publicly available information, but it's not presented in an understandable form anywhere.
There are some additional minor "quirks" of calculating the salary
tables, but I do not currently have the information to add those (TRI
actually breaks down further into time (per diem) and responsibility).
Based on the accuracy of the results I got from using these formulas to
re-calculate the 2014-2015 salary schedule, I believe they have little
to no effect on such short-term projections.
None of the salary schedules take into account rising health care
deductions, which have reduced teachers' take home pay over the years.
Small yearly adjustments to TRI in lieu of nonexistent COLA increases
have not kept teachers' take home pay from going backwards. It
also doesn't change the fact that the contract often does not protect
teachers from having more and more duties pushed on them over time,
resulting in doing more work for the same (or less) money. This also
means teachers have to spend even more time outside their normal workday
prepping and doing all the "little things" they don't have time for
anymore during the day.
About me: I am a parent of one graduate of SPS and one current
student. I have a Master's Degree in education and teaching
certification from another state. (I am not teaching currently.)
Transparency is very important to me when it comes to our public
institutions. I have pretty darn good math and Excel skillz, and the
tenacity to chase down and make this info available.