Senior Exchange Program
Senior Exchange is a program which allows residents age 62 and over who live in our school district, to share their experience, expertise, and talents with students and staff. As an incentive McHenry School District 15 will reimburse the seniors for their time. The mutual goals of providing services to the children and allowing seniors to share their knowledge and experiences are enhanced by providing seniors with property tax relief.
What can we do working together?
- Allow students to benefit from additional resources available in our community
- Provide seniors the opportunity to experience a view of the education process in our community
- Allow seniors a means of formally contributing to the community.
Who can participate?
Seniors 62 and over who are residents of McHenry Elementary School District 15, including apartment dwellers and those individuals who are currently resident with their families, are eligible. Priority will be given to individuals who are retired from active employment and able to work three hours per school day.
Where will senior exchangers work?
Senior exchangers will work in the following area of the school:
- Assisting in Classrooms
- Assisting in Learning Centers
- Computer Aides
How is compensation made?
The hourly rate is based upon the minimum wage. The maximum amount an individual may earn cannot exceed the taxes owed to McHenry Elementary School District 15 as listed on the second installment of the property tax bill or up to $1,000.00.
It is important to note that benefits, insurance, and other employment benefits will not be available. You will receive a regular school district paycheck every other Friday as compensation for your efforts.
If you are interested in applying or have questions about the Senior Exchange Program, please contact Cindee Nootbaar, administrative assistant to the superintendent at 815-385-7210. There will be several additional pieces of information that will need to be obtained including employment verification form, federal and state W-4 form, criminal background check, a child abuse/neglect form, evidence of good health, and TB testing within 90 days (which will be at no cost to you provided you have your physical and TB test at Centegra Occupational Health.)