STEP - Senior Tax Exchange Program

The Pulaski Community School District Board of Education recognizes and welcomes the many gifts and talents our senior citizens have to contribute to our school system.  To that end, PACE is pleased to sponsor the Senior Tax Exchange Program.  Through STEP, senior citizens are given the opportunity to work in the district and apply their earnings toward payment of property taxes.

Who Qualifies?

Any senior citizen 62 years of age or older who receives Social Security and has taxable property within the Pulaski Community School District. 

How is a Worker Compensated?

The compensation, which is $5.00 per hour, (maximum of $595.00) is distributed annually in the form of a two party check made out to the worker and the appropriate county treasurer.

Examples of Jobs

  • Reading to a child                         
  • Listening to a child read
  • Library assistant                            
  • Tutoring
  • Preparing bulletin boards             
  • Assisting with computers
  • Fund raising                                  
  • Clerical work

Benefits

Provide Seniors with:

  • Tax relief
  • Firsthand look at schools
  • Transition from full time to part time work
  • Opportunity to learn
  • Positive social environment
  • Inter-generational experience
  • Opportunity to utilize their skills

Provide Students with:

  • Inter-generational experience
  • Increased one-on-one learning experiences
  • Increased social and emotional support
  • Positive Role Models

Provide Staff with:

  • Support from retired  members of the community
  • Opportunity to demonstrate
  • The “good things” schools are doing
  • Opportunity to increase community awareness of the changes in our schools
  • More help in and out of classrooms

Provide Community with:

  • Additional resource to help children be responsible citizens

Application Details

A STEP applicant indicates the type of work and the amount of hours she/he desires. This information is matched with a staff member's job request which must be directly related to her/his primary area of responsibility. An interview will precede actual employment.  Spaces in the STEP program are limited and are assigned to fill specific needs on a first come first served basis.

 

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