Classified Staff and TAs FAQ

  • How is the classified employee bonus calculated?

  • Is the bonus based on my annual salary or it is based on total income? Overtime/longevity

  • Is the 3% bonus before or after taxes?

  • One of the board members asked Dr. Hairston to increase the bonus from 3% to 5%. Why did she say no?

  • How do they determine your pay grade level?

  • What is being done to give classified staff a raise?

  • How do you move up on the classified employee schedule that is posted online for your grade from minimum to midpoint-to maximum?

  • Why did they do away with the step increase for classified?

  • Why is it that new people coming into the district have higher salaries than those that have been here longer?

  • Will the bonus be taxed at a higher rate than the normal rate?

  • When will the bonus be paid?

  • Why can’t teacher assistants be grouped under the same umbrella as teachers when it comes to getting raises from the state legislation?

  • How does the state justify that TAs are paid below poverty level?

  • Does the state pay the salary regardless of amount? Example, if a classified employee is hired in or paid at $50,000 will the state reimburse for the total amount? Additionally, if an employee makes $30,000 and is increased by R10,000 does the state cover?

  • How will the cleaning Wednesday impact classified staff? Will they work from home?

  • If the state covers salaries of classified, why has there been so many years since classified salaries have been adjusted?

  • Why bonus for classified employees and not a raise? Is there any plan to give classified employees a raise?

  • What about substitute pay?

  • Is there any talk about putting classified employees on a step and grade pay like the teachers get?

  • Is this going to be a single payment or in our monthly check?

  • How are AP salaries calculated?