MIAMI — Teacher salaries are modest and housing costs are high in Miami, so officials are making a modest proposal — let teachers live at school.
The Miami Herald reports that the Miami-Dade school system and housing departments are proposing the construction of a mid-rise middle school in Miami’s Brickell neighborhood with a floor devoted to residential units for teachers. Another proposal calls for a housing complex with about 300 apartments next to Phillis Wheatley Elementary.
Apartment List compared teacher salaries to rents in 50 cities last year and ranked Miami fourth-worst, after New York, Seattle and San Francisco.
Kindergarten teacher Ana Valdes told the newspaper that she makes about $43,000 and has to live with her parents.