LANCASTER - A handful of classified staff, more commonly known now as "para-educators" under the No Child Left Behind federal education mandate, asked the Garrard County Board of Education for increased pay Tuesday.
Sarah Clark and other teaching assistants said their pay in Garrard County falls short of what similar positions pay in surrounding counties. "I share in the instructional time of teachers. I direct students ... and tutor children and help with their special needs," said Clark.
The teachers presented the school board and Superintendent Ray Woolsey with a list of their salary schedules compared to other school districts.
"You've done an excellent job in preparing this," Woolsey told the educators.
"In fact, in some areas, you are paid less. But the fact is, where will the money come from?" he asked.