Nathan Mayberg reports in today's Register-Star that the Hudson City School District has finally reached an agreement with the Hudson Teachers' Association: "Hudson school board approves contract with teacher's union." It seems that only those teachers already receiving the highest salaries--the "most experienced teachers and department heads"--will receive an increase in pay. The rest will see no change in salary through 2014.
On the topic of salaries for HCSD teachers and administrators, Lynn Sloneker on her blog Unmuffled reports on the latest data available at SeeThroughNY: "SeeThroughNY releases 2012 school earnings." In Columbia and Greene counties, the Hudson City School District has the distinction of having the largest payroll, totaling $17.8 million, and the greatest number of employees who were paid $85,000 or more in 2012.
Tangentially related to all of this, Gossips recently discovered, listed in the Hudson City Directory for 1905, the names and addresses of all the principals and teachers in the Hudson schools of the time: the high school, the Fourth Street School, the Sixth Street School, and the Allen Street School. Not surprisingly, every one of them lived in Hudson, and many of them shared the same address. For example, Florence Cragin Allen, who taught Latin at the high school, Florence M. Andrews, who taught science at the high school, Margaret T. Daley, who taught fourth grade at the Sixth Street School, and Miss C. A. McFerron all lived at 610 Gifford Place (now Columbia Street). Mary H. Cohoon, who taught fourth grade at the Fourth Street School, Anna B. Larabee, who taught third grade at the Fourth Street School, and Agnes M. Smith. who taught fifth grade at the Allen Street School, lived at 12 North Fifth Street. The Misses Pultz--Jennie and Mary--who taught seventh grade and third grade respectively at the Sixth Street School, lived at 458 Partition Street. It was a different time.