PHM Board approves 7% raise for employees

GRANGER, Ind. --- The Penn Harris Madison Board of School Trustees approved a 7% increase for the district’s hourly and salary employees Monday night.

This comes after the Board unanimously voted at the October 10 meeting to approve an overall 7% increase to PHM teachers’ base salaries. 

Contracts for the following employee groups were approved at this evening’s meeting: Custodians, ESP, Exceptional Education Professionals, Food Service, Kids Club, Service Technicians and Maintenance, Food Distributors, and Administrators. PHM Bus Operators are in the second year of a two-year agreement, so this group’s pay raise for 2023 was negotiated last year.

PHM Educational assistants were not included but are now able to increase their hours from 29 to 32.5 weekly, making them eligible for medical, vision, and dental benefits.

Other notable increases for other groups include increasing the annual clothing allowance for Service Technicians and Maintenance employees from $115 to $325.

All personnel currently eligible for the insurance program will see a five percent (5%) increase to their contribution levels. A vision plan for all PHM employees has also been added.

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