Marshfield School District staff to see pay raises
By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD – A number of Marshfield School District employees are getting pay raises. The Board of Education signed off June 13 on the increases, which Board member Amber Kiggens-Leifheit said amounted to nearly across-the-board increases of 2.8 percent, depending on where employees were in terms of their rank or seniority.
“So, employees are in different categories, and if they fall within what is considered the industry standard for their classification, all support staff will get 2.8 percent, and that is what our professional staff receive,” she said. “If they’re below, what the wage survey says they should be at, they moved across the grid one square trying to help them move up to that bottom level. We were trying to move our wages so that they are appropriate for the industry, and so we don’t lose employees because others in this competitive economy could attract them.
“Employees that are at the top and beyond the top part of the wage range would get a one-time stipend. These employees are long-term employees in most cases.”
Eight district-level staff members are getting similar increases, as are members of the district’s administrative team.