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Virus Hard On Everyone? Not These Rochester School Employees

Rochester Community Schools restructured its grounds and maintenance department in March 2019, which created new positions for zone maintenance technicians.

Four custodians saw their gross pay levels increase from 2019 to 2020.

Custodian #1: $63,290 to $82,747 (31% increase)

Custodian #2: $86,593 to $104,853 (21% increase)

Custodian #3: $64,478 to $76,458 (19% increase)

Custodian #4: $89,265 to $95,615 (7% increase)

The raises occurred in 2020, a year when the private sector was devastated by government-imposed lockdowns due to COVID-19.

At a March 2 press conference, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said the pandemic has been hard on everyone, including “everyone who serves in state and local government,” according to MIRS News.

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