Grass cutters earn more than teachers

Eighteen grass cutters and three pest sprayers earned $50,000 last year working for Broward County schools, more per day than most teachers with 10 years experience, reports the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.  Seventeen stock clerks earned $52,000 or more; two mail clerks were paid $49,000. Painters and roofers outearned teachers with 16 years of experience: 34 painters and 24  roofers made at least $59,000.

Broward County laid off more than 1,000 people last year and cut art, physical education and music programs, but hasn’t taken advice to outsource maintenance and transportation jobs.

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  1. Sharon R. says:

    Did those workers work year-round? (the grass cutters and pest sprayers)

  2. Sharon R. says:

    Sorry, should have read the article first!