District seeks to fill more than two dozen vacant positions
September 23, 2021
By Tom Tolen / [email protected]
While many Michigan school districts are in need of more bus drivers, Brighton area schools are doing well in this department. They just have needs in other areas. At last week’s Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Matt Outlaw told the Board of Education that the district is starting the 2021-2022 school year with a shortage of staff in non-teaching categories.
Brighton’s director of human resources, Chad Scaling, says more than 30 additional staff are needed, with the biggest shortage being in the detention area, where the district has 15 fewer positions than the number of staff needed. The starting salary for custodians is $ 15.50 per hour, and the new hire receives a bonus of $ 500 after 90 days.
Scaling says: “The last few years have been difficult to find support staff, and this year is more difficult. In addition to caretakers, additional staff are needed in food services and paraprofessionals.
The district needs 10 food service assistants at various schools in the district, starting at $ 12.62 per hour, and six paraprofessionals, starting at $ 12.23 per hour. Also, a student nutrition driver is needed, at $ 17.77 per hour. According to Scaling, the salary for substitute teachers ranges from $ 110 per day per day to $ 125 per day for long-term contractors.
While custodians and food service workers only need a high school diploma or GED, some para-pro positions require qualifications beyond high school and Scaling says those qualifications are listed. with the job description. Those interested in applying for a food service or paraprofessional position should go to www.brightonk12.com/Page/92 to complete a request.
For custody openings, contact Dan Crysler (810) 299-3804.