The Pulaski Community School District needs substitute teachers, bus drivers, paraprofessionals and food service staff to help maintain adequate staffing levels so the district can offer face-to-face learning during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
PCSD is asking local residents to consider taking positions to help:
- Transport students to and from school and athletic and extra-curricular trips;
- Prepare and provide nutritious meals to students;
- Assist teachers in the classroom, and
- Fill in when full-time teachers are not available.
“Without proper staffing levels, the district cannot operate safely and effectively,” said Mark Logan, PCSD Business Services director. “It is crucial that the district have substitutes available to fill open positions within the district.”
SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS: The Pulaski Community Board of Education recently raised the daily amount paid to substitute teachers to $150 per day for short-term subs and $190 for long-term subs. After 20 days of substitute teaching in the PCSD, new subs working to obtain their license can be reimbursed up to $300 for substitute teacher courses and license fees. To qualify for a three-year short-term substitute teacher license, participants must have an associate’s degree or higher in any field and complete training to prepare potential substitute teachers for working with students in the classroom. A virtual course is offered by CESA 7. Find out more at: www.cesa7.org. From the home page, select the SERVICES tab and scroll down to teacher licensing/certification. Substitute teachers help maximize students’ face-to-face learning opportunities when regular staff is unavailable.
TRANSPORTATION: You can earn $18 per hour as a bus driver if you hold a Commercial Driver’s License and $16 per hour as a van driver without a CDL. Bus drivers transport authorized students for routes and trips, complete pre- and post-trip inspections of school buses and are expected to observe all mandatory safety regulations for school buses and traffic laws, applicable school board policies and administrative procedures. Pre-employment work physical and school bus physical are required and are paid for by PCSD. Drivers could be randomly screened for alcohol and drug use by the DOT. CDLs are required to drive a bus. However, PCSD provides paid training on site and reimbursement for license and road test. Hours are Monday through Friday with opportunities to pad your income with extra weekend hours.
PARAPROFESSIONALS: Academic and special education paraprofessionals work in district classrooms to help provide valuable assistance to teachers including more one-on-one time with students and well as assisting in large-group settings. They are paid $12.20 per hour.
FOOD SERVICE: Food Service personnel help prepare nutritious meals for students as well as assist in preparing bulk and daily meals for pickup by families when schools are virtual. Cooks earn $13 per hour while cashiers earn $12. Hours are typically 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. except for preparation for and distribution of bulk meal orders.
To find out more about these or any other PCSD job opening, go to:
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