Naperville Unit District 203 officials are recommending a raise in the pay rates for several groups of hourly employees to keep pace with minimum wage increases and to stay competitive with surrounding school districts.

The raises, which will be voted on by the school board at its April 18 meeting, would go into effect for the 2022-23 school year and come at a total cost of $141,191. Many substitute employees would receive raises, including substitute teaching assistants and substitute health technicians.

Daily rates for full- and half-day substitute teachers would stay the same, as would the daily rate for permanent building substitutes.

“Most of the proposed rate increases are in the amount of one dollar per hour and are connected to the minimum wage increases,” said Chief Operating Officer Bob Ross. “We had a road map we developed a few years ago. We’re following that road map, and we’re on course.”

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