School board president Joe Dunbar said increases like these are needed to keep the district competitive and help it attract and keep quality employees. He said he’s glad the board was able to approve it.
“After four difficult years of assimilating new state laws and adjusting to vastly different state funding sources, we, as a board, are elated to be able to make a meaningful upward adjustment to staff salaries,” he said. “This board hopes these increases for most of our staff further our goal of providing truly competitive salaries in the years to come.”
Lindsey Ziliak, Tribune education reporter, can be reached at 765-454-8585 or at firstname.lastname@example.org