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Teachers Union Meets with St. Louis Public Schools to Discuss Pay, Nepotism

August 27, 2018 - 8:01 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - St. Louis Public Schools and its teachers union head into binding arbitration this week to settle allegations of nepotism and unfair pay. Teachers Union Local 420 President Sally Topping filed the original complaint.

“It started because there was concern about nepotism and favoritism, and since these are tax dollars, it was felt that it ought to be open and transparent in terms of who’s getting paid what,” she says.

Topping says it appears the higher salaries are going to teachers in the district with relatives or social ties with the administration.  The arbitration session is set for Wednesday.  A spokesperson for the district did not return our calls seeking comment.