BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – The Livingston Parish School Board approved an annual pay increase proposal for all school employees on Thursday.
The plan calls for a $1,000 increase in annual pay to all full-time certified employees. A $500 increase in annual pay to all full-time classified employees was also approved plus a one-time $750 dollar stipend for full-time active employees. Part-time employees will receive a pay increase and a one-time stipend based on proportionality of their job status.
Superintendent Joe Murphy said the district is scheduled to disperse all funds allocated for this school year in a lump sum payment on Oct. 7.
“Our people have endured hardships over the past few weeks that may certainly merit the need for these additional funds at this time,” he said. “There is no question that Livingston Parish Public School employees are most deserving of these pay increases. Our people show themselves each day to be dedicated professionals who put our children first, no matter what circumstance or obstacle presents itself.”
Murphy said the annual increases, the $1,000 and $500 allocations, are to reoccur each year will be built into the district’s salary schedule beginning next fiscal year.
Murphy said his administration will continue to explore options to increase employee salaries moving forward.
“We have been blessed to be able to reinvest in our employees at this time, but more is needed,” he said. “We will continue to make every effort to better compensate all our employees so we can attract and retain a qualified and experienced work force for the continued benefit of our students and greater community.”