Salary increases have been approved for staff in the Platte County R-3 School District.
Based on action taken at the July meeting of the Platte County R-3 Board of Education, certified staff (teachers and administrators) will see an average salary increase of two percent, district officials said.
Classified staff (administrative assistants, custodians, paraprofessionals, etc.) will also see an increase of two percent.
Technical/professional staff (nurses, social workers, etc.) will
see an increase of 1.5 percent, as will transportation employees (drivers, aides, etc.).
In an email distributed to patrons after the meeting, R-3 officials said the action is “part of the district’s strategic goal to attract, retain, and develop a high quality staff. This year, Team Platte County (consisting of a representative team of teachers from across the district), as well as classified staff representatives, recommended step movement on all of the salary schedules.”
The email continued: “The recommendation as a result of this collaborative effort was used to ensure all available dollars were distributed based on current and trend data of the district’s ranking and market comparisons of every job classification.
This strategy will make our schedules more competitive with surrounding districts, thus increasing the district’s ability to attract high quality staff.”