School Board Maximizes Salary Increase for FCPS Employees

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – The Fayette County School Board voted Monday night to approve a 2022-23 pay schedule that ensures every FCPS contract employee will make more money next year than the last year.

Employees will also receive a salary increase of at least 3% in addition to any increments for experience and education for which they are eligible. Hourly employees will earn more than $15.55 per hour.

Based on current revenue calculations, FCPS should receive an additional $3.3 million in SEEK dollars for salary increases.

According to FCPS, the Fayette County School Board has pledged nearly eight times to invest these additional funds in staff who make work possible for students and families.

This includes:

  • An additional $12 million for hourly employees, including $1.1 million for “step” increases for years of service.
  • An additional $12.3 million for salaried employees, including $3.9 million for “step” increases for education and experience.
  • An additional $2 million for two optional workdays that allow teachers to receive extra pay for a portion of the time they spend preparing their classrooms before the start of the school year.

These wage increases are in addition to the 2% wage increase that all CFPS contract employees received in this year’s pay scale.

The new pay scales also reflect changes recommended in the Classified Pay Study, such as reducing the number of pay grades from 30 to 20 and reclassifying positions to ensure pay rates match competitive market values.

“We have been reviewing the budget to maximize salary increases for our employees,” Fayette County School Board Chairman Tyler Murphy said. “In reality though, the amazing people who work in our schools every day are worth more than we can ever afford to pay for them.”

“In a world where salaries reflect the importance of the work you do, school employees would have the multimillion-dollar contracts that professional athletes and movie stars currently enjoy,” said the FCPS superintendent. , Demetris Liggins.

William M. Mayer