October 2018 Update

Posted by MLO Update Team on 10/15/2018 1:30:00 PM

Almost one year ago, School District 11 voters approved the $42 million dollar mill levy override, which is providing critical funding to our schools, students, and staff. Prior to the MLO passage, recruiting and retaining high quality staff was proving to be somewhat difficult, due to the competitiveness of salaries offered by other schools and school districts. We thank our voters who saw the value of providing competitive salaries for our teachers and support staff. Today, thanks to a portion of the 2017 MLO, employees from all three employee groups saw compensation increases that were effective July 1, 2018. This increase also includes raising the starting teacher salary for teachers with a Bachelor's degree to $39,000 from $34,750.