ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — Summer School educators in the Riverview Gardens School District doubled their salaries overnight Thursday.
District leaders said it's an effort to stay competitive and recruit qualified candidates to lead the curriculum in the Jump Start Reading and Math program.
Summer school facilitators went from making $35 to $70 an hour and teachers go from $25 to $50 an hour.
The funding was made possible after The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education increased RGSD's funding by $1,010,430.
Other positions within the district have the option for flexible summer scheduling.