Flushing out Ghost Teachers

Dozens of PA teachers and school district employees do not actually work in the classroom but rather maintain full time jobs in teachers’ unions. They are compensated by the district payroll, receive health benefits, collect pension credits and accrue seniority status.

SB494, sponsored by Representative Stefano, prohibits public school teachers from working full time for their union while remaining on their district’s payroll.

HB 164, sponsored by Representatives Saccone, Hill and Christiana, ends the union release program from public schools with limited exceptions.

Is it the responsibility of PA taxpayers to compensate the union’s “ghost staff”? Let your Pennsylvania House and Senate representatives know what you think.

For more information on this topic see this article.

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