Evergreen Solutions was engaged with the Blaine County School District No.61 to conduct a Classification and Compensation Study for Administrators, Certified Employees, Classified Employees, Athletic Coaches, and Stipended positions. Evergreen conducted a job analysis and provided recommendations to update and/or create accurate job descriptions for the selected positions. The analysis included recommendations to condense position descriptions where positions are of the same job family and classification as well as to create internal career “ladders” for some positions (e.g., Custodian I, II, Lead Custodian, Custodial Supervisor). Evergreen further conducted an external market study of comparative employers to determine if salaries in all categories were competitive. The study included a compensation plan focused on internal equity and included a guideline for future new job descriptions and related compensation as well as how to review established job descriptions and make related adjustments to compensation. In the end, Evergreen recommended a classification and compensation structure that would attract and retain high caliber employees, and that would employ a clear path of career progression.