South Range BOE increases pay for substitutes

BEAVER TOWNSHIP — The South Range school board this past week approved an increase in substitute pay

The board approved a $5 daily increase for substitute teachers to $75. Substitute teachers will also receive $80 per day for each day over 10 consecutive worked.

The board also approved an hourly pay increase for substitute bus drivers of $1.50, to $12.50 per hour.

Schools Superintendent Dennis Dunham said the new wages make the district compensation more competitive with neighboring districts and are aimed at enticing people to build the substitute lists.

In other business, the board rescinded the supplemental contract of Danielle Buzzacco for middle school cross country coach; granted supplemental contracts to Bill Beaver as middle school cross country coach and Paul Lindstrom as varsity girls soccer coach; and approved Jim McKinney as an unpaid volunteer trainer.

The board also approved Jared Jenyk as the waste water treatment plant operator, George McDowell as a technology aide, Alfred Davison as a part-time cleaner, Daniel Brothers as part-time bus maintenance employee and Denver Kittel as a student helper in the K-12 Complex cafeteria.