Salary and Benefits
The TFS "step salary" scale reflects education, degrees earned, and years of teaching experience for all Lead Teachers. Without a step-salary scale that sets a standard to follow, other pay increase schemes -- such as inflation + 2%, merit pay, across-the-board percentage increases -- tend to create wide variations in school salary increases from year to year and from one individual staff member to another. Additionally, if new staff are hired at higher rates in a competitive external marketplace than staff who have made a long-term commitment to TFS, pre-existing pay inequalities can be compounded.
TFS has a step-salary scale which seeks to establish a salary base on which to plan and build prudent and competitive future salary increases. It is intended to allow TFS to establish clear objectives, both short and long term, for strong Faculty and Staff compensation.