10 months pay is spread out over the year

Editor, The News:

It is a misconception perpetuated by many people that teachers get two months off in the summer with pay.

I have several relatives and friends who are dedicated teachers and they only get paid for 10 months of the year.

In some school districts a teacher can opt to have their 10-month salary spread out over 12 months.

Shirley Karasz

Maple Ridge