Wichita public school students and employees donated thousands of turkeys and other food items Friday morning as part of the district’s annual turkey drive for United Methodist Open Door. Volunteers staffed a new drop-off site – the WaterWalk, 515 S. Main – from 7 to 9:30 a.m. Friday. Gil Alvarez, assistant superintendent of secondary schools, got into the spirit by donning a turkey costume. Last year, the district collected 867 turkeys, 22,892 side items and $12,727.78.
A pay raise approved for Wichita teachers will mean a pay raise for the district’s top administrator as well. Superintendent Alicia Thompson will make an additional $9,480 a year after the bump, bringing her base annual salary to nearly $250,000. School board members unanimously approved a new teacher contract during a special meeting Friday. The contract, approved by Wichita teachers earlier this week, raises teacher pay by 3.95 percent and reinstates shorter school days and a longer school year.
A Wichita school board member says demands for teacher raises could mean fewer new textbooks, classroom aides and other supports teachers say they need. Betty Arnold, who recently lost her re-election bid, published a Facebook post this week in which she criticized the local teachers union, saying its focus on salaries doesn’t reflect what she hears from teachers.
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