By CRISTINA JANNEY
The Hays USD 489 faculty board accepted raises for clerical and vitamin workers at its assembly Monday night time.
The school board was first presented a classified wage study on June 16. It found several classes of USD 489 employees are not making as much as their peers. The raises will assist convey the wages for the workers in step with wages of their friends locally and at different faculty districts.
Religion Lochmann, human sources coordinator, offered information from that wage research.
Entry-level wages for USD 489 clerical workers ranged from $9.81 to $11.42 per hour.
Comparable faculty districts pay a median of $11.08, and comparable cities pay a median beginning wage of $13.45. FHSU’s beginning wages ranged from $12.71 to $13.98.
HaysMed indicated its lowest beginning wage for clerical workers is $10.39, however it hires off a schedule that takes under consideration years of expertise and sometimes hires new workers at larger than the minimal primarily based on that schedule. The common of all of the comparable positions was $11.14 to $12.31 per hour for beginning wages for clerical workers.
“The district is just not able to implement a full-blown wage schedule,” she mentioned, “however we acknowledge a robust must level-set our present staff primarily based on their years of expertise with us and the place they’re being compensated.”
To degree the wages will price the district a median of 84 cents an hour for clerical workers. Nevertheless, Keith Corridor, interim director of finance, mentioned not all staff will obtain the identical increase. No worker’s pay will lower. Some staff’ pay might keep the identical. Others will improve primarily based on their present pay and years of expertise.
Annual price for clerical workers raises will probably be $23,642.
The district additionally accepted raises for vitamin workers, which Lochmann mentioned was experiencing excessive turnover.
Paperwork describing the raises for the vitamin workers had been offered to the board. They weren’t mentioned, and so they weren’t made obtainable to the media as of time of publication. Corridor and Lochmann additionally had not returned calls as of time of publication.
Pay for know-how staff was additionally proven to be decrease than their friends, however these wages have already been adjusted.
The overall price for the raises will probably be $101,00zero yearly.
Though the agenda merchandise was set for dialogue solely Monday night time, board member Greg Schwartz steered the board vote on the plan so the raises might go into impact beginning in November.
“It appears to be if that is the place we expect we have to go, I don’t know why we have to wait, simply implement it and transfer ahead,” he mentioned.
Board member Paul Adams mentioned he was not against the raises, however he wish to see extra time to implement the plan. He in the end was the only real dissenting vote on the movement.
“As a result of we’ve some pending negotiations out of the identical pool of cash,” he mentioned, “I would love to have the ability to have a look at the whole impression on what we’ve obtainable, so I feel it’s untimely with out it. I assist coming again to it in two weeks, however not till we run some numbers on it.”
Corridor mentioned ultimately the district wish to create a pay schedule for categorised workers; nonetheless, he mentioned the finance workers is just not able to roll out a wage schedule right now.
Oak Park Advanced
The previous Oak Park Medical Advanced was renamed the USD 489 Early Childhood Advanced on the assembly Monday.
The four-building middle was lately renovated with federal grant funds. It homes Early Youngster Connections and different district early childhood packages. A ribbon slicing for the advanced will probably be at 10 a.m. Thursday with an open home from three:30 to four:30 p.m.
The early childhood program that was in Munjor has been moved to the renovated Early Childhood Advanced. The district owns solely a portion of the property. The Catholic Church owns the remainder of the property. The board mentioned turning your entire property over to the Catholic Church now the varsity district is not utilizing the property.
Board member Lance Bickle mentioned he needed to verify the district wouldn’t want the house sooner or later earlier than it turned over the property.
The college board met in government session Monday to debate negotiations. Representatives from the varsity and academics met with a federal mediator Thursday night time, however had been nonetheless unable to return to an settlement on a contract. The board is contemplating subsequent steps, however took no motion Monday on negotiations.
The academics and board have mentioned pay and medical health insurance have been the hindrances in reaching an settlement.