Breaking News: CCS Classified Employees to begin receiving local supplement

Breaking News: CCS Classified Employees to begin receiving local supplement
Posted on 10/17/2019

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At the October 14 school board meeting, the Cleveland County Board of Education approved the superintendent's plan to create a local supplement for classified employees. Approving the supplement at one percent, this is the first of its kind for Cleveland County Schools.

"Our administrators and school board have been working on this for quite some time, and I am glad we are in a position to be able to sustain this for years to come," said Shearra Miller, school board chair.

Classified staff will receive the local supplement in November and June from county-based funding, provided in addition to the regular salary.

"This inaugurates years of discussion and preparation," said Dr. Stephen Fisher, superintendent of Cleveland County Schools. "Team CCS works tirelessly for the students of Cleveland County, and our classified personnel deserves the very best we have to offer for their diligent, steadfast work."

Certified personnel already receive a competitive supplement as a means for attracting and retaining talented teachers. This classified supplement is intended to serve the same purpose for those outside of the classroom, such as custodians, maintenance, mechanics, teacher assistants, and cafeteria employees, to name a few.

"In the future, we hope to build upon this supplement and find ways to continue to increase our compensation package for all employees," said Fisher.