April 4, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

Some educators to see slightly bigger raises

By By Paul [email protected]

The Flat Rock-Hawcreek School Corp. is giving its noncertified employees, technology assistants, bus drivers and administrators another bump in pay.

School board members approved the across-the-board, 2.52-percent increase during a public meeting Tuesday, a month after finalizing a contract with teachers that gave them, on average, a a 2.5 percent hike.

Noncertified employees include custodians, maintenance workers, assistants and secretaries. Their raise will cost the district a total of $42,997 from a combination of General Fund, Capital Projects Fund and Transportation Fund dollars, Superintendent Shawn Price said.

Broken down, that comes to:

* $26,566 for noncertified staff.

*1,105 for technology assistants.

* $4,448 for bus drivers.

*$10,878 for administrators.

The raise is retroactive to the beginning of the 2016-17 school year and applies only to those employees and administrators whose contracts are of sufficient length to extend into the 2017-18 school year. It's a step better than the last two bumps, which gave employees a one-time bonus of between $100 and $300 in the 2014-15 school year, and an across-the-board raise of 2 percent in the 2015-16 school year.

School board officials expect to vote on the district's full 2017-18 budget at their next meeting.[[In-content Ad]]