School Board to Comment, Hear Public on Compensation Study
Board Members chat before a School Board meeting in April. (City-Times photo)
By Sara Marls
The Stevens Point School Board on Monday will hold a public listening session regarding a compensation study and new pay plan for district employees.
Board Members will not take any action on the proposed plan, which was created after hired consultant Carlson Dettmann studied data from numerous focus groups of employees within the district.
According to the study, Carlson Dettmann studied focus groups among teachers, cabinet members and administration to determine pay within the district is competitive, but the district needs to pay plan that is “designed thoughtfully and collaboratively”.
The findings of the study also suggest a level of internal equity which needs to be corrected, showing existing teachers earn less than new hires because teaching spots in the district are hard to fill. The study also recommends additional leadership training for school principals, and a pay-for-performance model be implemented once new educator training has been completed and is stable.
The School Board will hold Monday’s meeting from 6:30-8:30 PM in the auditorium of Ben Franklin Junior High, 2000 Polk Street. The public is encouraged to attend.