SPS board offers $600 payment to most of its 3,500+ workforce

Springfield academics did not obtain a charge-of-living shell out raise this 12 months but they will soon have an extra $600.

The faculty board voted in mid-December to approve a a person-time payment — by the conclude of January — for any employee who worked between July 1 and Oct. 31 and is even now on district payroll.

All whole-time workers, and anybody utilized at the very least fifty percent-time, will acquire $600. The some others, utilized in significantly less than 50 %-time positions, will acquire $300.

“All of us experienced heartburn when the spending plan did not enable us to maximize (pay out) when we all would have wanted to,” mentioned board member Charles Taylor in the Dec. 8 meeting. “We know all people justifies this.”

Deputy Superintendent Carol Embree reported the a person-time payments will price tag the district an approximated $2.3 million.

“We acknowledged the really hard function of all of our workforce associates,” she reported.