On Monday, the DeKalb Schools Board approved the Salary Steps for All Staff – Phase 2-2a. Most employees will get a competitive raise and everybody will start stepping again.
Even though the school district has been working on this since the June 26 board meeting, it looks like accounting will not be ready to fully implement the raises for the Jan 15 paychecks.
About half the employees will see raises next week. The other half will see their raise at the end of the month and will be back dated back to Jan 1.
The formatting of the documents has changed and they added more job titles. I noticed psychologists still aren’t in there. The administration will need to bring any missing job titles to the board before they can get a raise.
This update was sent Wednesday night.
From: Michael Bell, Chief Financial Officer & Bernice Gregory, Chief HCM Officer
This correspondence serves as notification of the implementation of the board approved January 2019 pay increase and the New Salary Step Structures.
Phase 2a- 2.5% raise across the board for groups listed in Phase 2a. Effective on the January 15, 2019 payroll
The 2.5 percent pay increase approved by the DeKalb County Board of Education for implementation in January 2019 for non-school based employees, will take effect on the January 15th paycheck, and be retroactively applied back to January 1, 2019. This pay increase (2.5%) applies to Chiefs, Deputy Superintendent, Regional Superintendents, Associate Superintendent, Executive Directors, Directors, Principals, Assistant Principals and all other District Office Staff – not school -based.
Phase 2- To be implemented on the January 31, 2019 payroll-Salary Step Structures
Procedurally, it has been determined that the Salary Step Structures for both classified and certified employees will be implemented on the January 31st paycheck and also applied retroactively back to January 1, 2019. The Salary Step Structures are for all certificated staff to include: Teachers, Counselors, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech Therapists, Social Workers, and Library Specialists as well as all Classified Staff to include: Bus Drivers, Custodians, Food Service Workers, Nurses, Bus Monitors, Paraprofessionals/Teacher Aides, Bookkeepers in the school, Campus Supervisors, Secretaries in the school, Clerks in the school, Interpreters in the school, Information Technology Technicians in the school, Registrars, Receptionists in the school, Liaisons in the school, Administrative Assistants in the school, School Healthcare Workers as well as the Classified Staff in the District Office – not school-based.
This adjustment in procedure allows for additional time relative to data validation.
Dr. Bernice Gregory and Dr. Michael Bell