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April 18, 2022

Salary compensation adjustments approved

The Hamilton School Board approved compensation increases for employee groups at its April 18 meeting. Most employees can expect to see between a 2.4 – 2.5% increase in 2022-23, however, total aggregate salary compensation per group varies because of adjustments for certain individuals and banding of positions to create a minimum and maximum salary within a job level.

Because food service staff are funded from a separate budget and market pressure is making it difficult to staff open positions, associate kitchen employees will see a higher percentage increase than other groups.

Employees can expect a message from the Human Resources Office with more specific information regarding their employee group adjustments.

The employee groups and their total aggregate compensation approved were:

  • teachers – 2.61% increase
  • paraprofessionals – 2.98%
  • associate kitchen employees – 3.15%
  • custodial and maintenance staff – 2.64%
  • administrative assistants – 2.96%
  • confidential support staff – 2.67%; and
  • administrators – 2.50%.

In addition, Superintendent Paul Mielke’s contract was extended for two years.

School Spotlight video features Marcy specials team

The Marcy Elementary School specials team – Devon Hauser who teaches physical education, Tyler Schoemann – music, Katie Cormican – art and Wendy Horsens – technology – described ways they integrate their areas in other curriculum in the School Board Spotlight Video.

School Board members acknowledged

School Board Clerk Dawn Van Aacken officially swore in winners of the April 5 School Board election Gabe Kolesari and Rachel Ziemer.

Jennifer Waltz was recognized for her six year of service on the Hamilton School Board.  

Jennifer Waltz

Personnel news

In personnel matters, the School Board:

  • approved the resignations of Silver Spring Administrative Assistant Elizabeth Rose, effective May 5, Templeton Communication Arts and Critical Literacy Teacher Hope Onysio, effective June 10 and Willow Springs Custodian Ann Johnson, effective April 22
  • accepted the retirement request of Public Information & Volunteer Program Coordinator of Denise Dorn Lindberg; and 
  • appointed Matthew Pautz as a high school mathematics teacher, Steven Gross as Templeton school counselor and Sara Koser as high school alternative education teacher, all effective Aug. 22, and John Hoppe as Templeton assistant buildings and grounds manager, effective May 2.

Student fees, lunch prices to remain the same

Student fees and lunch prices will remain the same in the district. The School Board took the recommendation from Business Services Assistant Superintendent Shelli Reilly to Food Service Manager Kira King to keep prices at the current levels. The district will extend its contract with Kemps Dairy for the 2022-23 school year as well.

Board meeting calendar approved

School Board members approved their 2022-23 meeting schedule. During the 2022-23 school year, board meetings will be held on July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 4, Oct. 17, Nov. 21, Dec. 19, Jan. 9, February 20, March 7, March 20, April 17, May 2, May 15, June 6, June 19 and July 17.