September 27, 2021
I would like to bring to your attention something that is putting a great strain on our district: finding enough qualified employees to adequately staff our buildings and safely run day-to-day operations.
At the moment, we have 5 cafeteria positions available, 5 instructional aide positions (employed by Henry-Stark SPED) available, 4 SAFE after school positions available, and we are in great need of substitute teachers. Since the start of school, we have not run on full capacity once, often relying on overloading departments, subbing internally, or simply doing without. This is not sustainable and I would argue this is the single-most pressing issue in our district at the moment.
I am asking that members of our community please spread the word that we need help. As a district, we will now pay for the fees associated with obtaining any necessary license or background check through the Regional Office of Education. We will also be providing year-end bonuses for certain employee classifications (see below).
Please consider joining our team on a daily basis, signing up to be a substitute at least once a week, or joining us for our upcoming workshop for cafeteria, SAFE, or teacher substitutes on October 5, 2021 from 9:00-10:30 am at the district office (648 N. Chicago St.). For those interested in the bus driver positions, please call Nikki Smith at Pinks at 309-944-6417. For those interested in the instructional aide positions, please apply online or call Greg Wertheim at Henry-Stark SPED at 309-852-5696.
To find out more about our current openings, please call Tracy Colter at 309-945-0408 or visit our website here.
Dr. Adam Brumbaugh
Geneseo Community Unit School District #228
*Bonuses will be paid at the end of the year
Cafeteria ($12.00 per hour)
SAFE ($12.25 per hour)
Substitute Teachers ($115 per day)
$500 bonus (minimum 10 days worked each independent quarter, starting OCT 11)
License Fees and background checks will be reimbursed within 60 days of your first day of employment with the district. Fees are approximately $75 – $200.
*Existing substitute teachers are also eligible for the bonus if they meet the number of days
**Long-term substitutes will be reviewed independently by HR for eligibility
Bus Drivers (employed by Pinks)
$500 bonus plus fees associated with obtaining a CDL
Henry-Stark SPED Aides ($12.00 per hour plus single dental and health insurance)
*Previous employees are not eligible for the Bonus.