District Vote Saves $37,000
A Springfield School District vote to contract with an occupational therapist could save the district $37,000.
The Springfield School Board voted on Thursday to approve contracting with an occupational therapist that would work with elementary and secondary students in the district saving taxpayers $37,000 compared to last year's contract.
Under the newly approved contract, occupational therapist Melissa Walton will make $375 per day for a maximum payment $68,250 over the course of the school year.
According to district officials, this new contract will save the district $37,000, and because they are contracting with an individual, it will allow for more control over where the therapist will be working on a given day.