Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 11/19/2020 - 5:00 PM
Category: Action Items
Type: Info/Action
Subject: 6.1 Request to Increase Substitute Custodians & Nutrition Worker Hourly Rate - Renee Hoover
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Summary: Renee Hoover, Director of Finance, will present information on the Request to Increase Substitute Custodians & Nutrition Worker Hourly Rate.

Background: The current substitute hourly pay rate for custodians and school nutrition workers is $9.75 per hour. The substitute rate for these substitute jobs did not change when the pay schedules for custodians and nutrition workers updated in fiscal year 2020 to reflect a living wage rate of minimum $15 per hour. The current hourly pay rate has been in effect for over five years.

Budget Impact: The change in hourly pay rate from $9.75 to $15 is $5.25 per hour. Increasing the hourly pay rate would increase annual sub cost by an estimated $47,250 total based on an average of 250 sub hours per week for 36 weeks (the four 9 weeks of school), multiplied by $5.25.

Request: To be competitive in attracting and retaining substitutes for custodians and school nutrition workers, request increasing the hourly pay rate to $15 per hour from the current $9.75 per hour. This would be a $5.25 per hour increase in hourly pay for substitute custodian and nutrition workers. The requested hourly rate aligns with step 0 on the pay schedules for these jobs. These substitute positions were often difficult to fill at the $9.75 rate prior to COVID-19, and it is now much more critical and difficult to fill these needs operating in the pandemic.
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Strategic Plan
Administrative Consideration
Recommendation: The Superintendent recommends the Board take action.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Dr. Rosa Atkins - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Sherry Kraft Moved, Member James Bryant seconded to approve the Original motion 'The Superintendent recommends the Board take action.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 7 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 7 - 0
   
Juandiego Wade     Yes
Jennifer McKeever     Yes
Leah Puryear     Yes
Sherry Kraft     Yes
Lisa Torres     Yes
James Bryant     Yes
Lashundra Bryson Morsberger     Yes