District, paraprofessionals headed to mediation
September 16, 2022
Finding a balance between funding streams and paying school district staff adequate wages in a time of inflationary pressures is challenging, Cloquet superintendent Michael Cary told school board members Monday.
The Cloquet public school district received a 2-percent increase in state funding equating to roughly $300,000.
The money will be used to give staff members throughout the district a raise. The district has already settled contracts with its secretaries and principals, but they’re still negotiating with paraprofessionals and custodians.
Paraprofessionals in the district are askin...