Teachers Leaving District For More Money
Superintendent Bill Olsen said the trend is growing.
At least five or six teachers are leaving the district for higher paying jobs.
Superintendent of Schools Everett "Bill" Olsen Jr. told the Lowell Sun, he began to notice this trend about four or five years ago, but this summer there has been an increase in the number of staff who have left.
According to the Lowell Sun article, a physics teacher at Westford Academy left to teach in another district that will pay about $7,000 more than Westford. An assistant principal left Westford to accept a job that will pay $17,000 more.
Before the end of the school year, teachers and the School Committee were locked in contract negotiations which finally resulted in a three-year contract being signed.