- Associated Press - Friday, September 25, 2015

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Teachers in St. Louis are demanding better pay after years of stagnant salaries.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1MNfCRT ) reports that more than 100 city teachers filled the board room inside the St. Louis Public Schools central office Thursday, telling superintendent Kelvin Adams and the three-member Special Administrative Board what it’s like to make below-par wages in a challenging environment.

Some noted that talented colleagues have moved on to higher-paying districts. Jan Ward said her own children qualified for free or reduced-price lunches when they were in school.

Average teacher pay in the district has declined every year since 2010. When accounting for inflation, the average salary was $46,163 last school year, down more than $8,000 from 2010.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, https://www.stltoday.com

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