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IPS Approves Districtwide Raises for Employees

January 31, 2019

 

The Indianapolis Public Schools Board of School Commissioners unanimously approved both the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) contract and a resolution for non-bargaining staff. This includes raises and some bonuses for employees in 2019.

 

The district began addressing compensation improvements in December 2018 with raises for eligible teachers. The recently approved AFSCME contract and resolution for non-bargaining groups continues these efforts by ensuring that all eligible TeamIPS employees receive an increase in their base salary in 2019.  This will be the first time some non-teaching employee groups have received a raise in more than 10 years.  

 

Here are details of the increases. 

 

AFSCME Contract

All eligible staff members in this group will receive a 3 percent raise, except:

  • Food center drivers will receive a 4 percent raise.
  • Food center workers will receive a 22 percent raise.

A one-time $500 bonus will also be given to employees in the 3 percent raise category who have worked for IPS for 10 years or more.

 

All Non-Bargained Groups

Eligible staff members in this group will receive a 3 percent raise, except:

  • IPS police will receive a 10 percent raise.
  • Elementary and middle school food service satellite managers and assistants will receive an 11.5 percent raise.
  • High School food service managers and workers will receive a 4 percent raise.

 

A one-time $500 bonus will also be given to employees in the 3 percent raise category who have worked for IPS for 10 years or more.

 

“Two months after giving our teachers a substantial raise, we’re excited to be able to reward our remaining 1,700 eligible employees with increased compensation for their hard work and dedication,” said Interim Superintendent Aleesia Johnson. “We hope to continue this path of increased investment in our IPS family in the years to come.”

 

The higher raise amounts for certain groups help the district move closer to market rate in those specific job categories and increase staff in critical areas. The increases in compensation for AFSCME, non-bargaining groups and teachers are from cash balance reserves and not referendum funds, which do not arrive until June 2019.