Hourly rates raised for substitute teachers, bus monitors at Wareham Public Schools

By Lydia Goerner | May 09, 2018

Substitute teachers, paraprofessionals, custodians and bus drivers will receive an increased hourly wage following a School Committee vote on Wednesday.

The increases were presented to the School Committee at the April 23 meeting and the cost of the increases was included in the 2018-2019 Wareham Public Schools budget that was approved.

Substitute teachers will now make $85 per day, up from $65.15.

Paraprofessionals will receive $79.75 per day, an increase from $47.25.

Custodians will earn $11 an hour, up from $10.47, and bus monitors will also make $11 an hour, an increase from the former $10.75.

Comments (7)
Posted by: thkng60@yahoo.com | May 10, 2018 11:36

THE PARAPROFESSIONALS ONLY GET AN 80% RAISE?? GEE, I HOPE THEY GET FULL BENEFITS TOO. THE CUSTODIANS MUST BE JUMPING FOR JOY FOR THE WHOPPING 53 CENTS THEY GOT.

 



Posted by: Peaches0409 | May 10, 2018 12:11

The Para's at our schools do a tremendous job and deserve this raise. Would you go work for less that minimum wage? They did because they care about our children. We should all be ashamed that they were making $47 a day!



Posted by: cranky pants | May 10, 2018 12:49

I'm sure everyone in the school system does a tremendous job, so why minimize the positions of the janitorial staff and the monitors ?

They should be doing a tremendous job... That's the reason they were hired. I'm not ashamed of what they were making at all, that's what was offered when they signed up and they knew what they were walking into.

That's a huge jump from the cost of living raises that many of the working class get.



Posted by: Onset_mom | May 10, 2018 16:51

I would love to know how Wareham got away with paying anyone less than minimum wage all this time! It's insane to me that it's only now being addressed.



Posted by: Peter W. Teitelbaum | May 10, 2018 17:20

Onset Mom, state law actually only requires school districts to pay federal minimum wage for support/substitute staff, not state minimum wage.  I know, it hardly seems fair, right?



Posted by: OnsetTogether | May 10, 2018 17:56

Doing the bare minimum and doing what’s right are very different things. Now that it’s pay to ride the bus, that quarter seems even more stingy.



Posted by: thkng60@yahoo.com | May 11, 2018 05:40

Not ashamed at all. 80% raise is a bit much

 



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