2015-16 STEP Worker Recognition
S.T.E.P. stands for the Senior Tax Exchange Program. The program provides an opportunity for senior citizens/retirees to work in the schools in exchange for a property tax credit. Any citizen age 55 or older who owns a home in Brown Deer and pays Village of Brown Deer property taxes is eligible to apply.
The benefits of this program extend far beyond property tax relief for the citizen/retiree. In addition to providing senior citizens with tax relief, workers will have the opportunity to share their talents, gain an intergenerational experience, and make a difference in a student's life. Students will gain an appreciation for the valuable contributions that senior citizens make to the community, and have a chance to establish a relationship with a positive role model providing them with increased social and emotional support. Above and beyond another set of hands, teachers appreciate the opportunity to demonstrate the many positive things happening in our schools on a day-to-day basis.
S.T.E.P. positions may be short-term or long-term based on the need. Workers might tutor students during the school day or in after-school programs, read to or with a child, help prepare special projects, assist with computers, or help with office projects. The list is endless based on the skills and talents of our workers.
If you would like to get involved, the first step is to complete a STEP application availble for download below, or by contacting Mrs. Jan Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 414-371-6870. Teachers will be asked to identify areas where they need help, and then we will match the volunteers based on their skills, talents and interests. More information can be found in the links below.
STEP Program Handbook
STEP Worker Timesheet
Supervisor's Evaluation Form
Evaluation by STEP Worker
Release of Information
STEP Workers Recognition
STEP Presentation from the 2016 State Education Convention