I do believe the saying that money isn't everything but would you ever switch districts for less pay? I certainly took less pay to get out of the hospital. I am interviewing for a new position in my home district on Monday and my daughter's kindergarten teacher is the union rep.
She sent me the pay scale. Not good, guys. I'd be taking a $5000-6000 pay cut and paying slightly more ($30 a month) for health insurance. I'd get a 50% discount on childcare costs though and would be in the same district as my kids. My kids do go to the after school program 5 days a week and on some holiday breaks because our vacations don't currently line up. I'd be one of only 3 school nurses and would be doing almost exclusively the case management. The school health offices are all staffed and run by LPNs and they do the first aid and med passing. Right now I'm one of 7 nurses and only a couple of our health offices are staffed by LPNs so I do have more contact with the kids. I'm not opposed to doing more case management stuff. That's initally why I was interested in the school nurse role. I'd love to get some insight from people who've changed districts and why you chose to do it. TIA