Miami Officials: Let Teachers Live At School

In an effort to combat modest salaries and the high cost of housing, officials in Miami have a proposal — let teachers live in the school they work at.

The Miami Herald reports a preliminary proposal includes building 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 School.

The proposal by Miami-Dade's school system and the housing department is an effort to develop affordable housing. 

Apartment List matched teacher salaries with rents in 50 cities last year and Miami ranked 47th, ahead of New York, Seattle and San Francisco.

Kindergarten teacher Ana Valdes told the newspaper she and her daughter live with her parents. Her annual salary is about $43,000.

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