In April 23 Issue
Unlike the state’s university educators, the teachers in Russell County can expect a 1 percent raise next year, after a vote by the school board Monday night.
In fact all the district employees will be receiving the same raise as educators. Other pay will remain the same, according to Superintendent Scot Pierce.
Official word came down that though teachers would be working through the May 29, high school graduation will be the 28th and middle school graduation will be the 26th.
The board was told that the district began last month with $3.6 million and ended with $2.9 million, and they approved both that report as well as contract payments for construction work and some change orders.
They reviewed but did not vote on the staffing policy for next year, after Pierce said the state has not set the amount of funding the district will receive in the next year, and so setting staffing numbers for the district would be pointless at this stage.
Professional service contracts were continued in the next year for Adanta, the auditors and Somerset Community College.