SIOUX CITY – Teachers and support staff in the Sioux City School District will receive a salary increase for the 2021-2022 school year.
Sioux City Community School has agreements with the Sioux City Education Association (SCEA) and the Sioux City Educational Support Personnel Association (SCESPA). Both agreements were approved at the Monday night school board meeting.
The SCEA represents approximately 800 teachers. SCESPA represents other workers such as secretaries, teaching assistants, special education assistants, library assistants, bus assistants and crossing guards.
Teachers with a bachelor’s degree will see their salary increase by $ 540 and the additional teachers’ salary will increase by $ 11. The starting salary for a first-year teacher in Sioux City will be $ 43,191. Currently, a first-year teacher in Sioux City earns $ 42,640, HR department director Rita Vannatta previously said.
All current educational support staff will receive a 44 percent increase per hour, an increase of 2.87 percent. The minimum base wage will receive an increase of 22 cents.
Including salaries and benefits, the total overall increase is 2.41 percent for both groups.
In addition, language changes have been made with each chord. The group’s name from 6th grade and vocal music director was changed to deputy group director and deputy middle vocal music director. The classifications of 1, 2 and 3 of the base classes have also been removed.