DCPS employees to get 4% raise on top of step increases, largest bump in 16 years

May 15, 2024 | 12:10 am

Updated May 15, 2024 | 12:19 am

Matt Robbins

All Daviess County Public Schools employees will receive at least a 4% raise for the 2024-25 school year — the largest increase in 16 years. The bump will be in addition to annual step increases for eligible staff.

The salary increases were approved Tuesday during the DCPS Board of Education luncheon meeting.

In addition to the raises for all employees, the Board approved market wage adjustments ranging from 5-15% salary increases for select classified employee categories, including bus monitors, all food service staff, lunch monitors, custodians, health techs, and instructional assistants. Utilizing a rotating schedule, every 4 years different categories of classified employees’ salaries are evaluated based on cost of living, the state of the economy, and other related factors. 

“I am always impressed by the way our board supports our educators and staff,” said Superintendent Matt Robbins. “They are constantly supporting our schools at events and ceremonies, but with approval of these salary increases today, this displays the Board’s financial commitment. Our staff truly deserve it, and everyone works so hard to put Kids First each and every day.” 

DCPS Board members agreed that the raises are well-deserved and are a way the Board can show its dedication to keeping valuable people at DCPS. 

“Education is a vital component of our community and our people chose to become teachers because of a passion and a love for what they do each day,” said Board Chairman James Morgan. “It is our job as the board to help take care of them as much as possible, while also maintaining fiscal responsibility.” 

May 15, 2024 | 12:10 am

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