The Union R-XI School District saw a slight dip in enrollment during the 2016-17 school year, according to a report on teacher salaries and other district facts.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s annual report on Missouri school districts showed that enrollment was slightly down districtwide for Union, while the average salary for teachers saw a slight raise.
Enrollment in the district only decreased by 45 students. The report showed that throughout the counties, at almost every district, enrollment dropped. For some schools, enrollment dropped by 100-200 students.
With enrollment at 3,086 students, Union is the third largest district in the county. Washington School District is the largest, and Meramec Valley R-III is the second largest.
In the Union School District, Beaufort Elementary staff are paid the highest and have the most experience with a median salary of $48,200 and a median 13 years of experience. Clark-Vitt Elementary followed with a median salary of $45,675 and 10 years of median experience.
Districtwide, teachers were paid a median of $45,800, school principals earned a median salary of $73,181 and administrator’s median salaries averaged out to $108,000.
Superintendent Dr. Steve Weinhold headed into his second year with a raise of nearly $15,000, bringing his salary to $155,000. Weinhold replaced former Superintendent Steve Brryant, who retired in June 2015.
Weinhold’s raise made him the third highest paid superintendent in the county during the 2016-17 school year.