Como-Pickton CISD holding orientation session for would-be substitute teachers on Friday

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

August 21, 2008 - Trustees for Como-Pickton Consolidated Independent School District recently approved an increase in pay for substitutes, gatekeepers, scorekeepers and clock keepers, as well as a mileage increase.

Non-certified substitutes will earn $50 a day, while degreed subs will get $55. Pay will be $60 for certified subs and $80 for long-term assignments.

Previously, substitutes with a high school diploma received $46, degree subs got $51, subs with teacher certification got $54 and long-term subs got $74.

An orientation meeting will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the elementary library for substitute teachers or anyone interested in applying to become a substitute. The purpose of the meeting is to familiarize subs with the school program and to complete the forms needed by the business office.

The C-P board also approved increasing the pay for gatekeepers, scorekeepers and clock monitors who previously all received only $10 a night. Gatekeepers at football games will now receive $25 a night. At basketball and volleyball games, gatekeepers, scorekeepers and clock monitors will get $15 for the first game and $5 for each additional game a night.

Those who receive mileage for attending training sessions or other school purposes will now receive a reimbursement for 58.5 cents per mile.

As of Aug. 15, C-P's board had filled all staff slots except for one -- they were still in need of a migrant aide, preferably one who speaks Spanish. Katherine Miller was hired as an elementary teacher, Todd Eckhardt to teach high school math, Imelda Hernandez as a cafeteria worker and Mary Gross as custodian. Also, Cherry Johnson's resignation as a cafeteria worker was recently accepted.

For up-to-date information about upcoming activities, important information such as school supply lists and calendars, and contacts regarding C-P schools, visit the school web site:

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