Saratoga County

Big pensioners not likely to be teachers

To simply refer to them as 'educators' can lead some people to make wrong conclusions

For the purposes of clarity, your Feb. 18 article on school employee benefits should have stated that most, if not all, of the persons in your “six-figure pension club” are retired superintendents or other high-level administrators.

I know several of them from my years as president of the Saratoga County School Boards Association. 

To simply refer to them as “educators” can lead some people to conclude that they are typical classroom teacher pensioners. The listed pensions are going to a relatively small number of top-of-the-line employees who worked year-round and received both higher salaries and enhanced benefits. 

You really should also include the fact that some long-retired teachers are “living” on extremely low pensions as well. 

Bill Shaw

Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion

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