A tentative contract deal between the Wichita school district and service workers includes a new incentive for employees who work at some of the districts most challenging schools Greiffenstein, Wells, Sowers and Gateway.
Custodians, security guards and para-educators at those schools, which serve children with mental illness, emotional disturbances and those who have been suspended from other schools, would make an additional 50 cents an hour under the proposed contract.
A kind of hazard pay, union officials said, for braving classrooms that can be grueling, exhausting and at times even dangerous.
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