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DeKalb School District 428 Board to consider summer staffing increases

DeKALB – Based on a large number of improvements recommended for DeKalb School District 428 facilities, the district board will consider the hiring of a temporary staff for 10 weeks in the summer during Tuesday’s meeting,

Last summer, the district hired temporary staff for 10 weeks who worked 20 or 40 hours a week. Compensation was approved up to $55,000 but the district only paid about $39,000 for the work.

The total cost to the district for this year’s proposal is not expected to exceed $60,000. These funds are already factored into the Facility Operations Department’s budget, so there would be no expected increase to the current budget.

Work would start June 1 and end Aug. 14. New staff would be paid $8.25 an hour while staff members from previous summer teams would be paid an extra 25 cents an hour for every summer they worked for the district.

The board will also discuss, but not take action on a proposal to maintain the allotment of 540 high school counseling hours, 90 hours a counselor at a per diem rate, for the 2018 summer session. Guidance counselors typically require summer hours to work on scheduling conflicts, adjust course selections based on grades earned and classes passed in the spring 2018 semester, make adjustments on credits earned in summer school and meet with families who register over the summer.

The district board meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the district’s Education Center on 901 S. Fourth St.

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