That’s bad news for Jay School Corporation Superintendent Tim Long. The veteran administrator said he can’t compete for talented teachers who receive higher salary offers from nearby Ohio schools.
He hopes that state lawmakers will change the law or the Supreme Court will side with the school district and allow him to offer higher pay to highly coveted educators. Until then, his talent pipeline languishes.
“In the last year, the applicant pool has really dried up across the state of Indiana. There are lots of school Corporations looking for people all the time,” he said. “We have to be competitive salary-wise if we’re going to get people in.”