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By LuAnn Schindler

School support staff receives pay increase


Hourly pay rates for Summerland Public School classified staff will increase 4% beginning this fall.

Superintendent Kyle Finke suggested the increase during the board of education’s May 14 meeting.

He also recommended increasing bus wages for any regular bus route more than 40 miles or activity pay to $15 per hour.

“Looking at what we have for classified staff, I think it’s a fair increase for them. It gets everyone over the minimum wage shift to $13.50 on Jan. 1,” the superintendent said.

Negotiations committee member Nate Schwager said a pay array from area schools was used for the activity...

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