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By David Knopf, News Editor
A month after increasing teacher salaries, Richmond School Board voted June 10 to do the same for “classified” employees – secretaries, aides, custodians, maintenance staff etc. – and administrators.
In May, the board approved a $2,000 increase to each block in a step chart that’s used to determine teacher salaries. Based on years of teaching experience and education, the new step amounts are seen as a first step in what the board hopes will help R-XVI escape “the cellar” in teacher pay among other schools in its sports conference.
Richmond ranked last in 2013-14 in starting teacher pay in a comparison of the Missouri River Valley Conference’s 12 schools.
The board took a similar first step last week for the district’s other employees. According to the administration’s recommendation, members approved increasing the hourly pay of secretaries, clerks, maintenance staff, custodians, nurses and other emplotyees. Administrators also received increases.
For the complete story see the June 19 print edition of the Richmond News.