A higher base pay for USD 418’s new employees was accepted at last night’s board of education meeting. Classified staff employed by the district will now start out with a salary of $9.00 an hour. This applies to school district positions such as paras, custodians, and food service employees. Returning classified staff employees will now receive at least $9.35 an hour.
USD 418 has over 500 employees, about 50 percent of whom are classified staff.
The new pay raise goes into effect this month. School district employees affected by the change will see the raise reflected retroactively in their October paychecks.