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DeKalb School District 428 Board to consider adding more staff for 2020-21 school year

DeKALB – A request to add new staff at a cost of more than $1 million by DeKalb School District 428 for the next year is heading to the District 428 Board on Tuesday.

According to district documents, the request is to add 17 new employees, the equivalent of over 14 full-time jobs, for the 2020-21 fiscal year, and the District 428 Board will consider the request during Tuesday’s meeting at 7 p.m. in the DeKalb Education Center, 900 S. Fourth St.

Including base salary and benefits, the total annual cost if the board approves all requested positions is $1.1 million. Requested positions include assistant principals at Tyler, Lincoln, Malta, Brooks, Jefferson and Littlejohn Elementary Schools, documents show.

Additional requests include other instructors and bilingual teachers at Huntley and Clinton Rosette Middle Schools.

An additional request to add 13 additional positions, the equivalent of 121/2 full-time roles, has been placed on hold, documents show. That request would have cost the district $830,600 additional dollars, and included bilingual resource teachers, a district public relations and Freedom of Information Act officer, a district security coordinator, a registered nurse, instructional assistants for DeKalb High School and other specialty positions.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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