EVSC Raising Pay Rates, Over 100 Openings

The tri-state's largest school district is increasing pay to better recruit staff for dozens of open positions.

Posted: Dec 1, 2021 9:04 PM
Updated: Dec 2, 2021 8:45 AM

There are currently over 100 open positions within the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corp.

In order to entice more workers, they are increasing pay.

One of the positions they are in the most need of is bus drivers.

The pandemic has created a huge staffing shortage over the last year and a half.

And EVSC is finding themself in a position like many school districts in the tri-state, having to compete for good workers.

School officials say they have been wanting to raise pay rates for a while and now they can.

But where is the money coming from?

EVSC officials say the Indiana State Department of Education found some reserve funds they were able to give the school corporation.

EVSC officials did not say how much funds they recieved from the state is for these raises, but says it is a subsantial chunk of money.

"We got funds from the state after a decade of funds that did not keep pace with inflation," said EVSC spokesperson Jason Woebkenberg. "So, we knew for a long time at some point when that happened, we had to do something to increase compensation. Our employees deserve it."

Teachers could be seeing as much as a 5-7% salary increase.

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