Glaser said teachers with experience are good for districts because they're "well-seasoned" in the classroom. She said the community spending its money on children shows what the community values.
"I'll take the experienced teachers any day," Glaser said. "If it costs a little more, they have earned it. That's why the new plumber charges less than the master plumber. He doesn't know as much and he's going to learn on your plumbing."
Not far behind Niagara Falls in the rankings is Wilson Central Schools, which comes in at No. 18. Grand Island is about halfway down the list at No. 217, while Niagara-Wheatfield and Lewiston-Porter ranked at 309 and 336, respectively, with younger employees.