It's a program growing in popularity. Schools get volunteer help and senior citizens can get a property tax break.
It's working for the Pulaski Community School District. Senior citizens over 62 volunteer to work in the public schools and get paid for it.
Mark Heche runs the STEP program in the Pulaski schools. He says they pay five dollars an hour for no more than 86 hours. The senior volunteers get a two party check made out to them and their county tax collector. That comes to 430 dollars off a property tax bill.
The volunteers can do anything from stuffing envelopes, working in the library or working directly with students.
Heche calls it a win-win situation. It's working so well, other school districts in the state are coming to the Brown County community to see if they can make it work in their schools.