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“As a new teacher, I have been able to rely on my colleagues for materials, advice, and never-ending support; all I’ve had to do is ask!”
Lincoln Parks

8th Grade Language Arts Teacher

“I find our focus on collaboration to be extremely important because it helps our teaching team, school, and even district, be on the same page regarding curriculum and instruction.  Collaboration takes the workload off of any single person and provides us with opportunities to learn from one another.”
Kim Barmettler

3rd Grade Teacher

“As an EPS educator, I’m valued as a person. From the school board and administrators to my colleagues, they care about me and offer opportunities for me to grow and learn each day.
I’m thankful each day to work for EPS.”
Melissa Simons

High School Language Arts Teacher

In addition to offering competitive wages and benefits packages,
Elkhorn Public Schools strives to ensure a culture of collaboration and support by hiring passionate and dedicated professionals committed to the mission of developing responsible citizens and lifelong learners. 

Additional information for each employment category can be found in the table below.

Starting Pay
– $45,194/year
2024-2025 Salary Schedule

Benefits
Health Insurance, Dental Coverage, Vision Coverage, Life Insurance, Long-term Disability, Short-term Disability, Nebraska Public Employees Retirement System, Paid Leave, Supplemental Life Insurance

Other Information
Certified staff follow a 190-day contract and have access to an Employee Assistance Program, EHA Wellness, employer HSA contribution, flexible spending accounts, sick leave bank, extra duty opportunities, professional development, EPS Salary Advancement Courses, a partner program with UNO to attain advanced degrees, tuition reimbursement through the Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation, and staff discounts at various local businesses.

Negotiated Agreement
To view the 2024-25/2025-26 Negotiated Agreement, please click here.

Starting Pay
     – Non-health: $16.70/hr
     – Health: $17.20/hr
     – English Learner Program: $17.25/hr
     – Elementary Spanish: $17.25/hr

Benefits:
Paid leave, Nebraska Public Employees Retirement System 

Other Information:
T
eacher assistants have access to an Employee Assistance Program, EHA Wellness, tuition reimbursement through Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation, and staff discounts at various local businesses.

TAs enjoy a family-friendly work schedule that aligns with the student calendar and are employed across all levels from preschool through high school and in various EPS programs including the Young Adult Program, the Elementary Spanish program, and the English Learner program.

Starting Pay
– Daily: $165/day
– Long-Term: $180/day

Other Information
Substitute teachers enjoy flexible schedules, easy access to job vacancies, and personalized identification badges for their individual use. 

Substitutes who work 35 full days in a semester will earn the long-term daily rate for any days worked over 35 of that current semester.

EPS welcomes student teachers in all grade levels and content areas.  Student teachers are paired with a master teacher for the clinical practice term.  

Other information
Elkhorn Public Schools student teachers receive the substitute teacher daily rate when covering a vacancy, and EPS pays for the student teacher’s NDE Local Substitute Certification.

Student teachers are also provided email accounts and name badges for their individual use and are slated for full-time position interviews following completion of their clinical practice term.

 

Starting Pay
     – High School Head Custodian: $24.80/hr
     – Middle School Head Custodian: $23.80/hr
     – Elementary Head Custodian: $22.80/hr
     – Assistant Custodian: $21.00/hr

Benefits:  Health Insurance, Dental Coverage, Vision Coverage, Life Insurance, Long-term Disability, Optional Short-term Disability, Nebraska Public Employees Retirement System, Paid Leave, Supplemental Life Insurance

Other information: Custodians work 260 days a year and are employed at all buildings throughout the district. Custodians have access to an Employee Assistance Program, EHA Wellness, tuition reimbursement through the Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation, and staff discounts at various local businesses.

Starting Pay
     – 10-month Driver: $22.25/hr
     – Substitute Driver: $20.55/hr

Benefits
Health Insurance, Dental Coverage, Vision Coverage, Nebraska Public Employees Retirement System, Paid Level, Supplemental Life Insurance

Other Information
EPS drivers have access to an Employee Assistance Program, EHA Wellness, flexible spending accounts, and staff discounts at various local businesses.

 

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