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Paraeducators and nutrition service workers line up for pay raises at LPS

A number of Lincoln Public Schools employee groups would see pay increases over the next two years under proposed deals before the Lincoln Board of Education.

Negotiated contracts outline salary and benefit increases for various groups of classified employees – including paraeducators, nutrition service workers, office staff and technicians – as well as administrators.

In the 2022-23 school year, office professionals, technicians and administrators would see a 3.7% salary increase, followed by a 3.32% jump in 2023-24.

Paraeducators and nutrition service employees would see a salary increase of approximately 6.5% next year and 3.32% the following year.

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Increases in payroll taxes and pensions and the 5.84% jump in health insurance premiums paid by the district are also factored into the contracts.

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The proposals also include increases to longevity allowances – essentially pay based on years of service – ranging from 5 to 15 cents an hour, depending on the group of employees.

In April, the board approved a total salary and benefits increase of 4.11% for teachers in the 2022-23 school year, including a base salary increase of $1,250 and raises based on longevity and education.

And last month, the board approved a 3.7% pay rise for substitute teachers.

The contracts are up for first reading at Tuesday’s Lincoln Board of Education meeting.

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