A candidate for the Springfield School Board says it might be necessary to consider a wage freeze for teachers, as District 186 looks for ways to cut millions more from its budget.
Subdistrict 5 candidate Donna Moore... who got the endorsement of the city's teachers union this spring... says it's just an idea that should be considered among other ways of bringing spending under control.
Moore's opponent, Katharine Eastvold, says teachers are the biggest expense for the district because they are its biggest asset. Eastvold says there's nothing wrong with giving teachers a reasonable increase in salary from year to year. Both candidates appared live on 970 WMAY's "Jim Leach Show."