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School board discusses options for teacher raises

Their hopes of funding teacher raises with local option sales tax money rebuffed by the county commission, the board of education is now faced with deciding whether to make the $600 a one-time bonus or fund the amount into perpetuity in the form of raises.

“I’m for making it a raise,” said Director of Schools Patrick Cripps after the commission rejected the school board plan of using money from the sinking fund (local option sales tax) to cover the raises that will cost over $300,000 annually. “We have to take care of our teachers.”

The funding also includes ...

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