USD 410 approves pay changes

Staff writer

USD 410 classified personnel will no longer be paid the same for working on snow days.

The school board approved changes to the classified employee manual, allowing the district to adjust employees pay, depending on their work.

Superintendent Steve Noble said that all employees were paid on snow days, even if they didn’t come to work — and those who came to work received time and a half. But that will change with the start of the new school year when all classified personnel are placed in one of three groups.

Group A

The transportation and maintenance coordinator and maintenance custodians will work as directed by the supervisor. If a member of this group is unable to work, they must take leave. If the shift involves snow removal, that time will be paid at the overtime rate. The supervisor will then evaluate the situation and decide if further snow removal duties will be required. If not, pay will occur at the regular rate.

Group B

The treasurer, Head Start advocate, mechanic, parent educators, and secretaries will report to work as the employee deems necessary. If he or she arrives to work, as directed by a supervisor, time paid will be at the regular rate. If the employee does not show up, pay will not be received unless leave is requested.

Group C

Bus drivers, cooks, classroom aides, and paraprofessionals will not report to work. No leave is requested and no pay is received.

Written permission needed

In an attempt to regulate the requiring of bus notes, USD 410 will require students to bring a parental note, giving them permission to go to a different location than their normal destination. Approval is expected at the July board meeting after wording is finalized.

Personnel decisions made

Carmon Jones, PAT educator, resigned. The following persons were hired to work for USD 410: Dawn Clark, FACS teacher and FCCLA sponsor; Erin Carr, girls basketball coach for the middle school; Esther Blecha, HES custodian; Mike Woelk, district mechanic and bus driver; Deloris Hiebert, ESOL aide; and Stephanie Sinclair middle school girls’ volleyball coach.

Summer maintenance help will include Dustin Dalke, Len Coryea, and Dennis Boldt.

 

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