The crew here at OPSRC is always searching for ways to help schools save on their expenses, an especially critical need right now. We have recently joined forces with Express Personnel to offer districts a solution that can help reduce some of the financial burden of personnel costs. Through this initiative, schools have the opportunity to hire part-time substitute teachers and staff (for 30 hours max per week) through Express Personnel.
So how does it work?
Districts will pay salaries and a 26% markup directly to Express for these two employee categories. By funding these positions through Express, districts will receive several benefits:
So what exactly do these savings look like for schools?
Here's a cost comparison using the example of a substitute teacher:
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