ERIC Number: ED357901
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
The Rural Teacher, Alive and Well? The 1992-93 Montana Rural Teacher Salary & Benefits Survey.
A survey of 148 rural independent, multigrade elementary school districts in Montana examined how districts compensate their teachers and whether or not that compensation has kept pace with larger school districts. The results indicate that rural school teachers in many cases work for less money than any other group of teachers in the state. Only about 43 percent receive the traditional rural benefit of a teacherage (housing), and about 43 percent (though not quite the same group as those with a teacherage) provide janitorial services along with their professional responsibilities. Only 39 percent of the teachers receive some sort of health insurance package. With regard to leaves, 60 percent receive some professional leave, 97 percent receive some sick leave, and 89 percent have some personal leave. Appendix A provides a copy of the survey, and Appendix B lists the names of rural schools responding to the survey. (KS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Montana Coll., Dillon. Montana Rural Education Center.
Identifiers - Location: Montana