Grayson County teachers should see a bump in their paycheck next school year.
The Grayson County School Board approved a $3,000 a year raise for all certified employees and a five percent increase for all classified employees at the monthly School Board meeting Thursday May10th.
“I was pleasantly surprised when I heard about the raise,” said Senior Counselor Mike Meredith. “In this day of budget cuts I think this raise speaks volumes about our leaders in Grayson County.”
The board also discussed the one percent that is contributed to the Kentucky Deferred Compensation Match.
If a school employee contributes two-percent or more into the program then the board also contributes one-percent. Grayson County was the second district in the state to participate in this program.
“That is above and beyond the regular retirement that we pay in ourself. It is something the school board just started two years ago. It's a 401K separate from the teacher retirement. It is a great thing for our employees and I want to keep doing it as long as we have the money to do it,” said Superintendent Barry Anderson.
The board of education also approved a $33 million-dollar tentative budget for the next school year. “This budget has increased 10 million dollars in the last ten years,” reported Linda Gentry, assistant supintendent and finance officer.
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