Friday, July 8, 2016

School Board Approves Pay Increase for Non-certified Employees

Guest Blogger: Scott Garner

Director of Administrative and Human Resources

As we head into July, we start a new fiscal year for the School District of Janesville. I want to provide you with an update on a recent School Board action regarding a pay increase for non-certified district staff.

On Tuesday, June 28, 2016, the School Board voted 8-0 to approve the following recommendation from administration:

Administration recommends a 2.12% increase for all employees not included in the Professional Performance Structure for the 2016-2017 Fiscal Year.

This group includes food service, clerks, custodians, paraprofessionals, administrators, secretaries, maintenance, and all other staff who are not leveled by principals as part of the performance pay structure.  This increase will begin with the first checks in July (July 8).  Letters further explaining the increase have been sent to employees impacted by this approved increase.

The following is the background/reasoning behind the recommendation:

In 2015-2016 this group received a cost of living raise of 1.62% plus an additional .38% increase to equal a 2% increase in wages. Other employee groups received the same increase. A select group of licensed employees have in place for 2015-2016 a Professional Performance Structure for raises that will go into effect for the 2016-2017 school year. The select group under the PPS is projected to receive an average increase of 2.9%. Prior to the recommendation and approval by the board, the non-PPS group did not have a structure in place for additional pay.

The increase approved by the board is intended to provide a wage bump to non-certified employees that is similar to certified/PPS eligible employees. Furthermore, if additional funding is made available, Dr. Schulte and administration would recommend another .78% increase to bring the non-PPS group closer to the same average range increase as the PPS group.

Please call or email me with any questions.

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