Madison School District raises summer school staff pay to $40 per hour 

According to the Wisconsin State Journal, Madison School District’s summer school is fully staffed following a pay hike from $28 per hour to $40 per hour.

Last year, teacher shortages forced the district to turn away 600 students from summer school. The Madison School Board increased summer staff pay in hopes of attracting teachers from surrounding districts.

Summer staff in the Middleton-Cross Plains School District earn $31 per hour, and those in Sun Prairies up to $35.61. DeForest teachers who are already in the district can earn $28, and staff in Stoughton earn $27.50.

Enrollment in Madison School District’s summer semester was capped at 4,000 students. About 3,600 students are enrolled in a combination of required and elective programming.

The preliminary 2023–24 budget approved last month by the Madison School Board also includes an 8% pay raise for all staff; however, district administrators are projecting a multimillion-dollar budget shortfall in the near future.