School Board to consider stipend for employees, tutors and staff


Stipends for employees, tutors and staff members will be considered by the Jackson Parish School Board (JPSB) at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting that will be held on Monday, November 1st, at 11:00am in the meeting room of the JPSB central office, located at 315 Pershing Hwy in Jonesboro.

The session with open with JaKeshia Robinson Lard addressing the board after the minutes from the October meeting gets brought up for approval. Addtional items to be discussed are payment to La. Delta Community College for Fall 2021 Dual Enrollment tuition, the purchase of 30 Dell All-In-One desktop computers and two (2) Pluxoptix S12C mobile vision screeners.

Also up for discussion is payment of $24,700.00 to LocoRobo Innovations Inc. for registration fees and purchase of drone equipment needed for students in Grades 8-12 at all schools and to provide K3 Literacy Training to a total of 50 educators at Jonesboro Hodge ElementarySchool, Quitman High School and Weston High School.

The stipends slated for discussion carry parameters for each as shown.
Employees – Pay a monthly attendance stipend to employees that have perfect attendance each month (0 days missed). The payment amounts would be as follows: Certified staff and staff required to have a degree (IT
Department, Nurses and Business Office Staff) $500.00 and for support staff $300.00, effective October 1, 2021.
Tutors – For students in grades K-8 at Jonesboro Hodge Elementary School, Jonesboro Hodge Middle School, Quitman High School and Weston High School. Employees are to be paid a rate of $30.00 per hour for certified staff and $15.00 per hour for support staff.
Staff – Pay a one-time compensation stipend in the amount of $2,000.00 for certified staff and staff required to have a degree (IT Department, Nurses and Business Office Staff) and $1,000.00 for non-certified staff.

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