I was wondering why Custodians at the schools only get paid one time a month. When the sweepers and all other maintenance worker at the district get paid twice a month. If I had a choice I would really like to be paid twice a month. Is there or will there ever be a chance of being paid twice a month?
Response (Thanks to Payroll and Accounting for assisting with this response):
This is an old and re-occurring question that goes back many years when the district and teachers agreed to pay teachers an equal amount spread over twelve months. This is fairly common in most school districts. The pay frequency is determined by the location or department where the employee is working. Schools spend a lot of time preparing payroll documents once a month now, and would not want to double the time spent on the task. To run two complete payrolls would double the cost of employees and supplies in the payroll department. Also, because most of our money comes from the State Office of Education which transfers money once a month. To move the large payroll up two weeks would cost the district any interest that we might be able to earn for the time. This additional cost would then indirectly be taken out of employee’s salaries. The only non-district exception is for the lower paying hourly jobs of the sweepers, where because of payroll schedules they were often waiting 3-4 weeks for their first pay check.
Thanks for the question.