Local School Information

Just developing a few statistics for a column, and thought you might be interested in a few factoids:

 

(School-year 2007-08) Average teacher salary actually paid: Poway ($69,527); Highest actually paid: ($87,318).

 

(School-year 2007-08) Average teacher salary actually paid: Escondido Union High ($63,842); Highest actually paid: ($88,320).

 

(School-year 2007-08) Average teacher salary actually paid: Escondido Union Elementary ($63,892); Highest actually paid: ($86,393). >

 

(School-year 2007-08) Average teacher salary actually paid: San Marcos Unified ($65,977); Highest actually paid: ($88,329).

 

It’s Garden Time

One of the best recommendations I can make, as a veteran gardener in Hidden Meadows, is how to kill snails and slugs — and the answer is to go to Grangettos in Escondido, and buy a 20 pound bag of Metaldehyde.

Yes, it is expensive but it will last several years (as many as 5) and as a granular with the approximate size of sand, it is unlikely to be eaten by dogs and cats — but it really kills snails and slugs.

This time of year you can lose a lot of plants to snails.  If you are going to live here for a long time, as we have, you will know to buy in bulk.

One More on Car Washing

If you have a dusty car, or one with a few water spots or handprints, a Kozak Cloth has worked for me for fifty years. It is near magic, and can be bought in some car stores and easily by mail order. (6 South Lyon Street, Batavia, NY 14020.)

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