GREEN RIVER — All regular staff employees of Sweetwater County School District No. 2 will receive a one-time stipend for a total value of $753,550.
School districts in Wyoming are allowed to hold 15 percent of the general funds at the end of each fiscal year to carry over into the next. They must spend the remaining budget or else the money goes back to the state.
Due to this, the district has decided to give stipends to the regular employees.
The stipends are based on 3.22 percent of the overall salary total within employee groups. The stipends are as follows:
- Teacher stipend- $1,915
- Support stipend- $0.54 per hour X employee’s annual hours
- 10-month administrator stipend- $3,100
- 12-month administrator stipend- $3,523
- Technology- $1,824
- Supervisors- $2,786
The stipend will be paid to all regular employees on June 15, 2020.
The SCSD No. 2 Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve the stipends on Tuesday.
Trustee Mark Sanders said he felt the district was “missing the boat” by not extending the stipend to coaches, and felt the board should discuss that possibility in a future meeting.