Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: January 23, 2007
Files Measure to Provide Pay Increases for School Support Personnel
State Sen. Jeff
Rabon has authored legislation calling for a salary increase
of $1 per hour for state-funded school support personnel.
Rabon said the increase that would be provided through SB 770
is needed to keep pace with the increasing costs of supporting a
“As the father of three elementary school children, I know
how hard support personnel work to keep everything running smoothly
in our schools,” said Rabon, D-Hugo. “This proposal
is really the least we can do to ensure the compensation is fair
for the hard work done by our support personnel.”
Last session, the legislature approved a raise of 50 cents per
hour for support personnel - an amount Rabon said was insufficient.
“The amount of last year’s salary increase simply
wasn’t commensurate with the value of the work they provide,”
Rabon said. “With a budget surplus, we have the means to ensure
we provide a proper increase this year – we just need to have
the will to approve the funding. The amount was not fair to our
support personnel in light of the $3,000 increase provided last
year to our teachers.”
Under the provisions of the bill, the salary increase would apply
to both full-time and part-time state-funded support personnel,
taking into account any increase or reduction in duties that may
affect the rate.
Rabon’s bill will be considered when the formal 2007 session
begins, starting on Monday, February 5.
For more information contact:
Senator Rabon's Office - (405) 521-5614