Salaries & Contracts

As one of the largest employers in Siouxland, the Sioux City Community School District provides a wide variety of career opportunities both in and out of the classroom along with competitive salaries and benefits.

Employee Contract Negotiations

The Sioux City Community School District Board believes in open dialogue between labor and management. In order to develop employee contracts for the various employee groups within the SCCSD, the Board and Superintendent or his/her designee set up teams to negotiate employee contracts each year.

The Board meets with the Superintendent or his/her designee prior to negotiations in order to establish parameters for the negotiation committee.

Once negotiations are complete, they are voted on by the Board at a public Board meeting for approval.

Employee Master Contracts 

All employee master contracts include payroll deductions, a compliance clause, a grievance procedure, employee hours, the employee work year and holidays, information for sick leave or a leave of absence, employee evaluation procedures, wages, health, and safety information, professional development, a grievance report, and salary schedules.

SCEA Master Contract and MOU Between SCCSD and SCEA

The SCEA Master Contract is for teachers and includes information about supplemental pay, professional standards, in-service information, procedures for reduction of staff, a supplemental pay schedule, a memorandum of understanding, and information about the Teacher Leadership System.

SCESPA Master Contract and MOU Between SCCSD and SCESPA

The SCESPA Master Contract for instructional assistances, secretaries, ESL tutors, paraeducators, and bus assistants. This contract includes an hourly rate salary schedule for secretaries and paraeducators.

O&M Master Contract 

The O&M Master Contract is for building-level service technicians, building-level supervisors, and maintenance employees, including head auto mechanics, auto mechanics, environmental systems technicians, glaziers, masons, painters, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, hydronic systems technicians, maintenance mechanics, storeroom employees, and asbestos workers. This contract includes terms of employment, leave and fringe benefits, personal leave, bereavement, reserve unit leaves, health leave, jury duty, vacation, FMLA leave, holidays, uniforms, weather conditions, the step system, advancement through craft, advancement through building service steps, placement of new experiences employees, probation for new employees, continuing education, additional pay, building checks, mechanics premium pay, engineer licensing requirements, and a bi-weekly salary schedule.

Transportation Master Contract 

The Transportation Master Contract is for regular school bus drivers, flex drivers, or dispatchers. This contract includes minimum pay provisions, miscellaneous leave provisions, vacations, general seniority, time allowance, wage rates and classifications for bus drivers, an accident prevention article, insurance, physical examinations, and separability.

Horizontal Advancement

Employees on a regular salary schedule are eligible to apply for horizontal advancement when they have completed the necessary requirements to move from one educational lane to another. When horizontal advancement is approved, an employee will be placed on the corresponding step of their contracted salary schedule. Employees are also entitled to move both horizontally and vertically in the same year. 

Employees who plan to advance from one educational lane to another through coursework should complete the Horizontal Advancement Application Form no later than September 15 of the school year for which the course credit will be granted. Grade report forms may be temporarily accepted as evidence of completion of a course. If an official transcript(s) of credit(s) earned is not filed with the human resources department by the end of the first semester, employees will be moved back to their previous salary lane and their salary will be reduced to make up for any overpayment.