OPS approves 2% pay raise for all employees; some departments to receive higher pay bump

May 26, 2023 | 12:07 am

Updated May 25, 2023 | 11:39 pm

The Owensboro Public Schools Board of Education on Thursday approved a 2% across-the-board raise for all district employees. Transportation, maintenance, and food service employees will receive even higher pay bumps.

According to John David Sandefur, OPS chief financial officer, those positions are receiving higher raises because they are classified salaries closely tied to the movement of the outside market.

The raises are in addition to the annual step increases for staff who move into a new level based on experience. Last year, OPS approved a 3% raise, the largest one-year bump since 2004.

This decision falls closely in line with what was approved by Daviess County Public Schools earlier this month. DCPS also is implementing a 2% bump (after 3% last year) for all employees, plus bigger increases for bus drivers, mechanics, maintenance staff, computer operations staff, and school food service managers.

May 26, 2023 | 12:07 am

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