If all the teachers who have skipped out on school to take part in the Wisconsin protests get paid for their time off, it could end up costing taxpayers around $9 million so far, MacIver Institute is reporting:
If all the teachers in Milwaukee and Madison are paid for the days missed, the protest related salaries for just the state’s two largest districts would exceed $6.6 million dollars.
Using a figure of $100,005 for average teacher compensation in MPS and an average yearly workload of 195 days, these teachers cost approximately $513 per day in salary and benefits to employ. Spread over 5,960.3 full-time licensed teachers in the district, this adds up to $3,057,634 in daily expenses. …
These figures don’t include administrators and support staff, many of which got an unexpected paid days off thanks to the week’s protests.
While Milwaukee and Madison are the largest school districts in the state that closed for the protest, MacIver also has a chart of the costs to the other school systems that have shut down. The price tag for the smaller districts adds up to a total of nearly $2.5 million per day.
The skyrocketing costs certainly make those phony sick notes that activist doctors are handing out to teachers at the rallies seem a little less comical. Each of those sick notes is costing the Wisconsin taxpayers $513. Framed that way, there’s sure to be a good deal of support for the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine’s investigation into the doctors who were caught on camera handing out these fake medical excuses.