The Natchitoches Parish School Board voted to raise the summer school teacher salary from $20 an hour to $35 an hour at its meeting on April 8. This will be paid out of federal funds, so it will be specific to this year alone and this is to recruit folks for the upcoming summer school that’s set to occur in a year that’s already making it hard to recruit.
The board also approved changing the hourly stipend pay from $20 to $25. A poll of surrounding districts showed that the Natchitoches Parish School District is below the average and so this will bring it up to the average.
The district’s daily sub pay was also below the area average so Superintendent Dr. Grant Eloi asked the board to increase the daily sub pay (not long-term subs who are on a higher rate) to raise the minimum from $50 to $60 a day and the maximum from $75 to $90.