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Request for increase in substitute teacher pay fails

At the Monday night Chamberlain School Board meeting, members reviewed the request to increase substitute pay which was presented during the last meeting by spokesperson Sara Hopkins. Currently
Chamberlain School District has one of the lower substitutes pay rates when compared to surrounding districts. The pay was increased this spring during negotiations from $75 to $80/day for uncertified substitutes and from $95 to $100 for those with a license.

Many districts around Chamberlain do not differentiate between certified and non-certified in their substitute teacher pay scale. Board member Eric Miller made a motion to raise the non-certified substitute pay by $5 to bring it closer to the certified substitute pay rate. However, when the board voted only Miller and Jerri Ann Haak were in favor of  the change and the motion
failed.

Johnson informed the board that there are a few more substitutes this year than in previous years and also stated the board is looking into a company which helps districts fill their substituting needs by hiring individuals to their company and offering benefits for those people through them.

 

 

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