SAN LORENZO -- Substitute teachers and lunch period supervisors working in the San Lorenzo schools will see their pay increase next school year.

The Board of Education voted to increase the daily pay for short-term substitutes from $120 to $130. Substitutes working longer than 10 days will see their daily pay rise from $145 to $150.

The increase for short-term substitutes gives the district a competitive advantage over 12 other school districts in the county, with only Berkeley, Emeryville, Fremont and Hayward offering more for less than 10 days of work, according to a February survey by Alameda County Office of Education.

Lunch period supervisors will get $10 per hour next school year, up from $8.93 per hour this year.

Neither job is represented by a union, but, "They are critical members of our San Lorenzo Unified Family and are major parts of our success too," retiring Superintendent Dennis Byas said in an email.

Both increases are expected to cost the district no more than $95,000 for the year.

In a separate action, board members finalized a one-time 2 percent bonus and a 3.5 percent pay raise for all employees. The board also chose to reinstate a monthly $75 cell phone stipend for management employees, a perk cut in July 2010.

According to district documents, current projections indicate the district will receive $3 million more in unrestricted funds from the state next school year.


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Ashly McGlone covers San Leandro, San Lorenzo, San Ramon and the Washington Township Health Care District. Contact her at 510-293-2463. Follow her at Twitter.com/AshlyReports.