Ceres Unified School District (CUSD) classified management personnel holding masters and/or doctorate degrees will be compensated.
The Ceres School Board approved the recommendation with a unanimous vote Thursday evening.
“It’s already offered to certificated staff,” CUSD Assistant Supt. of Business Services Dan Pangrazio said. “All we’re doing is adding it to the classified salary schedule.”
Classified management personnel holding a master’s degree will receive an additional $1,000 per year stipend.
Classified management personnel holding a doctorate degree will receive an additional $900 per year stipend.
“It incentivizes getting further degrees,” Pangrazio said.
The salary schedule changes take effect at the beginning of the 2019-20 fiscal year.
“It was a decision that was easy to make and supported by the board of trustees,” Pangrazio said. “We value all of our employees equally.”
The following employees will be eligible to receive stipends if they earn masters and/or doctorate degrees.
• Administrative Assistant II
• Head Start Site Supervisor
• Custodial and Grounds Supervisor
• Campus Safety Officer
• Assistant Director Child Nutrition
• Administrative Assistant to Superintendent
• Assistant Director Maintenance & Operations
• Assistant Director Transportation
• Assistant Director Information Technology
• Data and System Manager
• Supervisor of Accounting
• Director Child Nutrition
• Communications Specialist
• Director Information Technology
• Director Maintenance, Facilities, Transportation
• Chief Financial Officer and Director of Fiscal Services.
In other district news, the Ceres School Board approved notices of completion for several construction projects.
J.L. Bray & Son Inc. added a six-classroom building and bus loop at Caswell Elementary for $3.2 million.
A $2.6 million four-classroom building was added at Carroll Fowler Elementary.
Both projects were funded by the Measure U Bond.
The Argus/Endeavor Multi-use room was packed with family members and friends of more than 100 new employees on Sept. 12.
The following new district workers were introduced to the Ceres School Board:
Carroll Fowler Elementary
Don Pedro Elementary
La Rosa Elementary
Sonia Lopez Rodriguez
Sam Vaughn Elementary
Virginia Parks Elementary
Samantha Gomez Centeno
Walter White Elementary
Patricia K. Beaver Elementary
Blaker-Kinser Jr. High
Vaneza Torres Pichardo
Cesar Chavez Jr. High
Yadira Hurtado Orozco
Mae Hensley Jr. High
Bertha “Alicia” Linarez
Sergio Lopez Castillo
Argus Continuation High School/Endeavor Alternative School
Central Valley High School
Ana Aguirre Naranjo
Ceres High School
Ana Aguirre Naranjo
Edimayri Corrales Ayon
Business Services/Child Nutrition Department
Maria Rosas Zepeda
Business Services/Transportation Department
Student Support Services/Educational Options
Student Support Services/Project YES
Ulises Rosales Jr.
Student Support Services/Preschool
Lisa Van Scoy
Student Support Services/Special Education
Student Support Services/Student Services Department
Alma Curiel Santillan